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.
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.
Entergy Corp. ’s Indian Point nuclear plant north of Manhattan would have to close if the U.S. required a plan to evacuate 20 million people within 50 miles, two U.S. lawmakers said after touring the plant with the chief nuclear regulator.
Entergy Corp.’s Indian Point nuclear-power plant near New York City can’t be relicensed until the company provides a more thorough analysis of the facility’s measures to mitigate accidents, regulators said.