"Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant to Close by 2021"

"The Indian Point nuclear plant will shut down by April 2021 under an agreement New York State reached this week with Entergy, the utility company that owns the facility in Westchester County, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.

Under the terms of the agreement, one of the two nuclear reactors at Indian Point will permanently cease operations by April 2020, while the other must be closed by April 2021. The shutdown has long been a priority for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who — though supportive of upstate nuclear plants — has repeatedly called for shutting down Indian Point, which he says poses too great a risk to New York City, less than 30 miles to the south.

“Why you would allow Indian Point to continue to operate defies common sense, planning and basic sanity,” Mr. Cuomo told reporters in June."

Vivian Yee and Patrick McGeehan report for the New York Times January 6, 2017.


"The Shutdown Of New York's Indian Point Is Far From The End Of Nuclear Power" (Christian Science Monitor)

Source: NY Times, 01/09/2017