NRC approves Entergy’s continued operation of Indian Point 2 for now

BUCHANAN, N.Y. – Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today received the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s formal notice that, while the license.

Since purchasing the plants, the company has invested more than $1 billion upgrading and enhancing the facility and preparing the plants for continued safe operation during the 20-year period of a renewed operating license.

Through the period of extended operations, Entergy will be operating unit 2 in accordance with NRC requirements and commitments made in the license renewal proceedings, a process initiated by the company in April 2007 when it filed its application for license renewal. As it always does, the NRC will provide continuous oversight through this period, and has performed many thousands of hours of inspections and reviews beforehand specifically to ensure appropriate safety preparations were made for this period.

NRC staff has previously recommended that the licenses for the two operating units at Indian Point be renewed for an additional 20 years of operation, noting the plants can be operated safely and that there are no environmental impacts that would preclude license renewal.

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