"The New York Department of State has refused to give Indian Point a certificate required for future use of the Hudson River — part of the Cuomo administration's ongoing attempt to block the plant's license renewal and force its closure.
Entergy Corp., which owns and operates the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, has contended the state certificate is not needed for the plant's continued operation. The two sides are currently facing off in court over the issue.
Entergy is seeking to extend licenses for Indian Point's two reactors for 20 more years. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, an arm of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will resume its hearings in the relicensing process next week in Tarrytown, focusing on safety concerns related to Indian Point's aging facilities."
Akiko Matsuda reports for the Lower Hudson Journal News November 12, 2015.