"New York State Wins Review of Nuclear Plant Accident Plans"

"NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has rejected a bid by Entergy, owner and operator of the Indian Point nuclear power plant on the Hudson River, to reverse an order to complete legally-required analyses of the facility's severe accident mitigation measures before it can be relicensed."

"In July, New York Attorney General Schneiderman's office won that decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.

'It is a significant victory that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission firmly rejected an effort by Indian Point's owner to reverse a landmark federal ruling, won by my office, that the facility cannot be relicensed until legally-required analyses of its ability to control severe accidents are completed,' the attorney general said on December 22, announcing the ruling."

Environment News Service had the story January 4, 2012.

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"NRC Agrees to Public Request to Review Fukushima-style Reactors" (ENS)

Thursday, January 5, 2012