NRC Renews Two Indian Point Units' Licenses

Last year, Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc., the state of New York, and the environmental group Riverkeeper announced an agreement that called for Entergy to permanently close the plants no later than 2024 and 2025.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week renewed the operating licenses for Unit 2 and Unit 3 of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, which is located in the village of Buchanan, N.Y., in the southeastern part of the state. The renewed licenses allow Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc. to operate the Unit 2 reactor through April 30, 2024, and the Unit 3 reactor through April 30, 2025.

NRC reported that Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc. applied for a renewal of their licenses in April 2007, seek an additional 20 years of operation beyond their original expiration dates of 2013 and 2015. The two units were authorized to continue operating under "timely renewal" because the company had submitted its application more than five years before the expiration of their original licenses.

But on Jan. 8, 2017, Entergy, the state of New York, and the environmental group Riverkeeper announced an agreement that called for Entergy to permanently close the plants no later than 2024 and 2025, respectively. The agreement also called for Entergy to amend its application to seek a shorter renewal term, which it did, and NRC's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board issued an order in March 2017 closing the adjudicatory hearing on the renewal.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Safety Management Software - Free Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Software’s comprehensive suite of modules help organizations to record and manage incidents, inspections, hazards, behavior based safety observations, and much more. Improve safety with an easy to use tool for tracking, notifying and reporting on key safety data.

  • Create Flexible Safety Dashboards

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations allows you to easily create and view safety KPIs to help you make informed business decisions. Our best of breed default indicators can also save you valuable time and effort in monitoring safety metrics.

  • Schedule and Record Observations

    IndustrySafe's Observations module allows managers, supervisors, and employees to conduct observations on employees involved in safety critical behavior. IndustrySafe’s pre-built BBS checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Why Is Near Miss Reporting Important?

    A near miss is an accident that's waiting to happen. Learn how to investigate these close calls and prevent more serious incidents from occurring in the future.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to Safety Training

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common FAQs.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - June 2019

    June 2019

    Featuring:

    • ASSP SAFETY 2019 PREVIEW
      New Orleans Networking
    • NATION SAFETY MONTH
      Heed These Summer Safety Tips
    • TRAINING
      Education, Skill Development, and Behavior Change
    • SAFETY MANAGEMENT
      What Good Looks Like
    View This Issue

Bulwark Quiz