Nuclear utility files an appeal of adverse action on its water permit by the State of New York
After taking it on the chin from environmental groups and a two rounds on the ropes from manifestly hostile agencies of the State of New York, Louisiana-based Energy (NYSE:ETR) got a second wind.
The utility, which owns and operates the two reactors at Indian Point on the Hudson River 50 miles north of New York city, formally appealed the denial of a water quality permit it needs to get their licenses renewed by the NRC. The licenses for the two reactors at Indian Point expire in 2013 and 2015.
Separately, the State of New York Public Utility Commission staff rejected a planned spin-off of six reactors, including the two in New York. In response, Entergy cancelled its financial plans for the new merchant group. However, on the licensing issue the firm has taken a stand. The firm filed an appeal April 30 telling the NY Department of Environmental Conservation it is “mistaken” in its imposition of a requirement for cooling towers.
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