Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The NRC & Indian Point

The Journal News (NY):

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has rejected an attempt by Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano to broaden the standards it uses to review plants such as Indian Point when they apply for relicensing.

The decision comes just weeks after Entergy Nuclear Northeast, the owners of the Buchanan plants, announced it would seek to continue operating them through 2035. The licenses for the existing plants expire in 2013 and 2015; the company plans to formally apply for 20-year license extensions in the spring.