“Energy Efficiency Could Offset Indian Point Shutdown, Report Says” by Patrick McGeehan
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“Energy Efficiency Could Offset Indian Point Shutdown, Report Says” by Patrick McGeehan

“New York could do without the power generated by the Indian Point nuclear plant, but making up for the loss of all that cheap electricity would be much easier if state officials changed their energy-efficiency policies. That is a conclusion of a report issued on Thursday by two environmental groups on the implications of the … Continue reading

“Buchanan residents grapple with expected Indian Point loss” by Michael P. McKinney
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“Buchanan residents grapple with expected Indian Point loss” by Michael P. McKinney

“BUCHANAN – An emcee was delivering a poem and Valentine’s greetings to the crowd at a recent village Senior Citizens Club meeting, but Ben Martinelli’s thoughts lay elsewhere. “To be honest with you,” said Martinelli, 78, seated for a moment in a Village Hall office secluded from seniors’ festivities, “I’m panicking.” Like others in this northern Westchester County village, where he’s … Continue reading

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“Entergy mulls fate of New York nuclear plant as it moves to ‘pure play utility'”

“Entergy has a fairly small window to decide to extend the operation of its 2,069-MW Indian Point nuclear plant in New York if the state has not found suitable replacement power by the time the merchant facility is targeted for retirement in 2021, company officials said Wednesday. The New Orleans-based company is moving ahead with … Continue reading

“Toxic Liquid Nuclear Waste Headed for US Roadways” by Will Greenberg
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“Toxic Liquid Nuclear Waste Headed for US Roadways” by Will Greenberg

“Less than two ounces, says one analysis, could destroy a city’s water supply. The Department of Energy, to the consternation of environmental groups, is preparing to transport 6,000 gallons of highly toxic liquid nuclear waste over American roadways. The spent nuclear fuel is “target residue material” containing highly enriched uranyl nitrate—which after processing can be … Continue reading

“State regulator: We’re ready for Indian Point closure” by Joseph Spector
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“State regulator: We’re ready for Indian Point closure” by Joseph Spector

“ALBANY – The head of the state Public Service Commission assured state lawmakers at a budget hearing Monday that New York is prepared for the shuttering of Indian Point over the next four years. Audrey Zibelman, the commission’s chairwoman, testified New York has been planning for years for the Westchester County nuclear plant’s eventual closure. … Continue reading

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“Study: Yonkers, big cities will pay millions for nuke bailout” by Thomas C. Zambito

“The city of Yonkers will pay an extra $3 million to keep its lights on over the next 12 years, according to a study of utility costs linked to a controversial Cuomo administration plan to bail out three upstate nuclear power plants. In fact, all of New York’s big cities will kick in significantly more money … Continue reading

“Anti-nuclear activists slam New York State move to transfer ‘decommissioning funds’ to energy companies” by Kenneth Lovett
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“Anti-nuclear activists slam New York State move to transfer ‘decommissioning funds’ to energy companies” by Kenneth Lovett

“ALBANY — Anti-nuclear activists are blasting the state for agreeing to turn over about $1.5 billion it held in nuclear plant decommissioning funds to two energy companies. The New York Power Authority agreed to transfer the $683.8 million decommission fund for the Indian Point nuclear plant to Entergy, which recently reached agreement with the state … Continue reading