Wednesday, October 11, 2017




NRC allows Entergy to defer remaining Fukushima evaluations for Indian Point

BUCHANAN – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted Entergy’s request to defer remaining seismic and flooding evaluations and changes at its Indian Point nuclear power plant until after the facility permanently closes in 2021.

NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan said the evaluations were put in place among nuclear plants nationwide following Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.

“After Fukushima occurred in 2011, about a year later the NRC issued new requirements to all US nuclear power plant owners,” Sheehan said. “Because of Indian Point’s current status where they intend to shut down both units as of 2021, the company made a request to defer the remaining work.”

The NRC has now concluded that deferring the remaining seismic and flooding evaluations and changes at Indian Point until after the facility is permanently closed is “acceptable and poses no immediate safety concerns.”


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