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originally posted by: jessme2
This is from ten minutes ago:
BUCHANAN (WABC) --
There is smoke rising from the Indian Point nuclear plant.
Witnesses are telling Eyewitness News that there was some sort of explosion at the plant located in Buchanan, Westchester County, just south of Peekskill.
We are following this story closely, and bring the latest details as they become available.
There is a debate between Entergy and various opponents[who?] over whether the two Indian Point reactors should continue to operate beyond September 2013 and December 2015, when their respective initial forty-year operating licenses are scheduled to expire. Entergy has applied for license extensions and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is moving toward granting a twenty-year extension for each reactor. Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, however, wants them shut down at the end of their current license periods. As of midnight on September 28, 2013, Unit 2 has entered its "Period of Extended Operation" (PEO) until the NRC makes a final determination on its license renewal application.
Ug, that looks troubling