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

Local officials and environmental advocates are expressing concern over the future of the decommissioning of the Indian Point nuclear power facility in Westchester County.

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

The New York State Public Service Commission has approved the sale of the Indian Point nuclear power facility to Holtec International. Entergy – the previous owner – shut down the Westchester County plant at the end of April.

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. 

New York State Senator Pete Harckham
Courtesy of NYS Senator Pete Harckham

A New York state senator has introduced legislation that would mandate the state to publicly publish data and analysis about environmental radiation.

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 nuclear power plant, Buchanan, NY
WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York state Attorney General Letitia James on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The suit comes after the NRC denied the state’s petition for a public hearing on the decommissioning of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County.

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

New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission over the decommissioning of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County.

Hudson Valley Brief Year In Review, Minus COVID

Dec 31, 2020
Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, NY
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Though the COVID-19 pandemic dominated the airwaves most of the year, there were some other significant developments in 2020. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne highlights a few of them in an abbreviated year in review.

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

Some of New York’s congressional lawmakers are renewing their call for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair to hold a public hearing before approving a license transfer for the decommissioning of the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

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

A New York Congresswoman says a Westchester County town in her district has been awarded funding to help expand its tax base. This comes as the nearby Indian Point nuclear power plant is set to completely shut down in seven months.

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

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week discussed its safety performance assessment for the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County. One reactor was shut down permanently in April while the remaining reactor is scheduled to permanently shut down next year. The plant will then be decommissioned, and NRC staff laid out a timeline for the process.

The first of two functioning reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York’s Westchester County is permanently shutting down tonight. It's something that might have garnered some in-person fanfare, but the COVID-19 pandemic has squelched any such recognition. Meantime, two area state lawmakers are promoting a few bills pertaining to the shutdown.

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.

NRC Extends Comment Period Regarding Indian Point

Feb 14, 2020
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has agreed to extend the public comment period for the Indian Point nuclear power plant license transfer application another 30 days. The NRC is reviewing an application to transfer Entergy’s three Buchanan-based reactors to a Holtec International subsidiary for decommissioning.

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.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York congressional lawmakers are calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to hold a public hearing on a proposed license transfer for Indian Point for decommissioning.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing an application from Entergy Nuclear Operations to transfer Indian Point licenses to another company for decommissioning.  The application has kicked off a public comment period and the opportunity to request a hearing.

Hudson Valley Headlining Issues Continue Into 2020

Jan 6, 2020
Courtesy of military.com

A number of issues that garnered headlines in the Hudson Valley in 2019 continue this year. There will be a number of closely watched political contests, environmental issues and, most recently, attacks on religious institutions. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a look at a few of the stories from 2019 that are carrying into 2020.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey says she has secured federal funding to help the lower Hudson Valley cope with the economic burden of the impending closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will be in Westchester County Wednesday night. They want public feedback concerning an aspect of decommissioning; in this case, of the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding public meetings about best practices for community advisory boards associated with decommissioning nuclear power plants. One of the 11 meetings will take place near the Indian Point nuclear point plant in Westchester County, New York.

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.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding its annual public meeting on the Indian Point nuclear power plant Thursday night.

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.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

One of the reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York is offline. The unexpected shutdown comes as the other unit is also offline for a scheduled refueling outage.

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