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Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, NY
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The owner of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, the prospective owner and several stakeholders, including New York state, have reached an agreement regarding the decommissioning of the Westchester County-based plant. This comes as the plant permanently shuts down by the end of the month. 

Indian Point nuclear power plant, Buchanan, NY
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The New York state Public Service Commission held two virtual public hearings Tuesday on the proposed license transfer for the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The hearings are to help determine whether the PSC should exercise jurisdiction over the proposed transfer. The plant in Westchester County is slated to permanently shut down at the end of April.

Indian Point Unit 2 Permanently Shuts Down Today

Apr 30, 2020
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The first of two functioning reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York’s Westchester County will be permanently shut down Thursday.

NRC Delivers Briefing On Indian Point Decommissioning

Apr 22, 2020
Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, Buchanan, NY
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a briefing with reporters Tuesday about the upcoming decommissioning of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The Westchester County-based plant is scheduled to permanently shut down Unit 2 next week, and Unit 3, one year later.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The owner of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York has donated what is considered to be among the largest and most important natural science collections in the country. The survey data of the Hudson River and its fish specimens were given to the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.

NYS Senator Says Session Yielded Big Wins

Jun 25, 2019
Courtesy of the NYS Senator Pete Harckham's office

With the book closed on New York’s legislative session until next year, several items were left on the table, including the legalization of recreational marijuana. One Hudson Valley state senator says a deal was close, but says the session did lead to a lot of big accomplishments.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held its annual public meeting on the Indian Point plant in Westchester Thursday night. The few who attended had a long list of questions about decommissioning.

Less than a year from now, one of two reactors at New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant will be permanently shut down. The second is slated for closure by April 30, 2021. Indian Point is in Buchanan, where Theresa Knickerbocker is mayor. She spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about plans to replace revenue from the plant and more.

With the New York state legislative session ending in June, two state lawmakers from the Hudson Valley are pushing bills related to the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York is a year away from permanently closing one of its two operating reactors. After the plant shuts down, it will be sold.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Entergy has agreed to a post-shutdown sale of its Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York. With this agreement to sell Indian Point, Entergy has now announced that the sale would be the last of its remaining merchant nuclear fleet slated for decommissioning.

Indian Point Unit 3 Undergoes Its Final Refueling

Mar 11, 2019
WAMC, Allison Dunne

One of the units at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County has begun its final refueling and maintenance outage before being permanently shut down in 2021.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The parent company of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York is working towards selling the plant once it shuts down.

NRC OKs License Extensions For Indian Point

Sep 18, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved license extensions for the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County. The operating licenses are intended to see the plant through to a few years beyond the closing dates of the two reactors.

Indian Point Unit 3 Is Shut Down To Fix A Leak

Sep 12, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Unit 3 at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Westchester County was shut down late last week after a plant operator found indications of a leak. Officials say the small leak could have affected parts of a safety injection system. A constant critic of the plant says it’s just the latest in a long line of issues over the years.

NRC Issues Final EIS Supplement For Indian Point

Jun 5, 2018
Riverkeeper/Cacophny

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a final supplement to its Environmental Impact Statement regarding New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. Included are plans to monitor two species, one in the Hudson River.

Entergy, Union Reach Contract Agreement

Jan 24, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The parent company of New York’s Indian Point nuclear plant and utility workers union have agreed on a four-year contract. This comes after days of tense negotiations.

Entergy, Union Set To Resume Contract Talks Tuesday

Jan 22, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Contract talks between representatives of the parent company of New York’s Indian Point nuclear plant and union officials are set to resume Tuesday. The talks broke down just before dawn Saturday. Union members have been calling for job retention beyond the planned closure of the plant by 2021.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Officials from the parent company of New York’s Indian Point nuclear plant and union brass are working to negotiate a new contract before a midnight deadline. Utility workers remain set to strike if they cannot reach an agreement.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A state Supreme Court judge has ruled that Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s lawsuits against New York officials and others over a deal to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant will be heard in Westchester.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently held its annual meeting on the safety performance of New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant. Audience members generally focused on plans to decommission the plant, which is slated to close by 2021.

Indian Point 3 Will Shut Down To Replace Water Seals

Jun 11, 2017
WAMC, Allison Dunne

In New York, one of Indian Point’s nuclear power plants will be shut down for maintenance beginning Sunday night.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has filed two lawsuits alleging the deal announced in January to close Indian Point nuclear power plant skirted state environmental laws. The Republican had intended to file suit one month ago, but the Democratic majority county Board of Legislators voted against it, so Astorino is going a different route.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant has just completed replacing about a third of Unit 3’s baffle bolts. This follows the replacement last year of roughly the same number in Unit 2. In both cases, the number of degraded bolts was higher than expected.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Democratic chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators said Thursday legislation to support Republican County Executive Rob Astorino’s planned lawsuit to stop or delay the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant is dead on arrival. Astorino announced his lawsuit plans Wednesday. He argued that the January agreement among New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Indian Point parent company Entergy and Riverkeeper to close Indian Point by 2021 cannot move forward because an environmental review was not completed. More from WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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With Indian Point set to close in four years, the parties involved in the nuclear power plant’s initial license renewal hearing have filed a motion to withdraw any remaining contentions and end the hearing, as planned.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

County Executive Rob Astorino kicked off his Town Hall series in the northern Westchester town of Cortlandt last night, where the planned closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant will have an impact. And though Indian Point was a topic on his agenda, area residents who overflowed into hallways brought up a number of other subjects — to both groans and applause.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Monday’s announcement of an agreement to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County left local elected officials in a tailspin about tax revenues. They worry there is no way to fill what the Westchester County executive calls a gaping hole.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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A formal announcement Monday about an agreement to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County by 2021 came at different times from the different parties involved. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo first announced the plan in New York City. Shortly after, Indian Point parent company Entergy held a press conference in Tarrytown.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Following reports that Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the owner of the Indian Point nuclear power plant have been hashing out a deal to close the plant by 2021, Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says such a plan would wreak economic havoc.

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