Daniel Wilson, a former chemistry manager at Indian Point, the nuclear power plant closest to New York City, was ordered to serve 18 months of probation for faking test results to hide regulatory violations.
Entergy Corp. should shut the Indian Point nuclear power plant near New York City instead of continuing to fight local officials who oppose the facility, the former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.
Governor Andrew Cuomo will propose cutting the approval process for some new power transmission lines to 10 months from about four years to speed expansion of the grid to meet growing demand in the New York City area.
Entergy Corp .’s Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York is safe and a U.S. accident similar to Japan ’s atomic disaster is unlikely, federal officials told the state’s lieutenant governor, Robert Duffy.
Entergy Corp. ’s Indian Point nuclear-power plant needs tighter regulation because of its proximity to New York City, a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists said before a meeting between state officials and U.S. regulators to discuss the facility.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Lieutenant Governor Robert McDuffy and other state officials will meet with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to discuss how safe Entergy Corp. ’s Indian Point nuclear-power plant, located about 24 miles (38 kilometers) north of New York City, would be in an earthquake.