21 Jun '11, 9pm

N.Y. Missed Deadline on Indian Point Decision, Operator Says: New York State officials, who oppose a reactor lic...

N.Y. Missed Deadline on Indian Point Decision, Operator Says: New York State officials, who oppose a reactor lic...

Associated Press The Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y. New York State missed a deadline for ruling on an application for a water quality certificate for the Indian Point nuclear plant, the plant’s owner, Entergy, said on Tuesday in a notification to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The filing raised the possibility that state officials may have lost a tool for blocking a license renewal for the plant’s nuclear reactors . The commission must decide whether to grant a 20-year extension to the two reactors’ initial 40-year licenses, and under its rules, the reactors must have a valid water quality certificate. The federal Clean Water Act, the law under which such certificates are issued, gives the states one year to decide on such applications, and that period expired in April 2010, Entergy said. The company is asking the N.R.C. to rule on whether it must k...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/n-y-missed-dead...

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straitstimes.com 23 Jun '11, 4am

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grist.org 20 Jun '11, 9pm

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