NRC Takes Rare Step In Fight Over Indian Point Nuke Plant

Law360, New York (July 31, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's move to set aside 12 days beginning in mid-October for hearings on whether Entergy Corp.'s Indian Point nuclear plant can operate safely until at least 2033 marks a rare, if not unprecedented, step for a relicensing debate, the commission told Law360 on Tuesday.

With New York state and two green groups insisting the 2,000-megawatt facility on the banks of the Hudson River should be denied new 20-year licenses for its dual reactors, administrative judges will hear back-and-forth on 10 technical and...
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