"New York Environment Regulators Seek Summer Shutdown at Indian Point"

"New York state environmental regulators are proposing shutting the giant Indian Point nuclear power plant to protect fish in the Hudson River during summer months, when demand for electricity for air-conditioning is greatest.

The 2,061-megawatt plant, located about 40 miles north of Manhattan, provides about a quarter of the power used in the New York City area.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation proposed closing the plant for an average of 42 days during prime fish migrations between May 10 and August 10, according to a document dated in May posted on the DEC website."
 
Scott DiSavino reports for Reuters July 22, 2014.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014