Updated NRC Study Still Supports NY Nuke Plant

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y (AP) -

Federal regulators have updated an environmental study of the Indian Point nuclear plant and still conclude there’s no reason to shut the plant down.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a supplement to a 2010 study Tuesday that found Indian Point’s impact is not great enough to deny a new 20-year license.

The staff found there would be only a small impact on endangered sturgeon and a significant decline in the estimated number of organisms that would be sucked into the plant with river water used for cooling.