- Hearings are scheduled to begin in New York Monday regarding the fate of Entergy Corp.'s Indian Point nuclear plant.
- The owner applied five years ago for licenses that would keep Indian Point running for 20 years, but critics, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, believe the risk of maintaining a nuclear facility 35 north of Manhattan is too great.
- License renewals are being challenged on 10 grounds, including the question of whether pipe corrosion can be safely managed, which is slated for discussion Monday.
From the article:
"... Five years after the owner of Indian Point applied for licenses that would keep it running for 20 more years, federal hearings on the application begin on Monday.
It could be a few more years before a final decision, but blocking the licenses has long been the focus of the environmentalists and politicians — including Gov. Andrew Cuomo — who have campaigned against the plant, on the Hudson River in Buchanan, 35 miles north of Manhattan. ..."