Indian Point is soon to become the first nuclear plant in the nation operating without a license, according to CBS News and various other media outlets.
This evening officials are holding a public meeting at Tarrytown’s DoubleTree Hotel to discuss results from 2012 safety assessments. Both Indian Point 2 and 3 plants, which are located in Buchanan, received a "green" rating indicating a "very low safety significance."
However, various environmental groups, including Riverkeeper and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, plan to release their own safety findings today in Peekskill calling for the plant’s closure.
Officials say it would take at least another year to complete the renewal process on the 40-year lease that expires in September. Plant operator Entergy aims for another 20 years.
The open house is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, at 455 South Broadway in Tarrytown. It will provide an opportunity for attendees to hold one-on-one discussions with NRC staff members about the plant’s 2012 performance and the agency’s oversight of the facility. Beginning at 7 p.m., the NRC staff will conduct a public meeting at the same location. It will consist of a formal question-and-answer session regarding plant performance and oversight topics.
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