NYS wants to shut down Indian Point. Today’s excuse: for the fish.
Indian Point is a complex of two nuclear power plants about 25 miles north of NYC. It supplies roughly one quarter of the baseload power to that area.
NYS Governor Cuomo is on very solid record as wanting to shut it down.
While I’m no friend of the Entergy Corporation which owns it, and clearly has an interest to keep it running, they’re absolutely right that shutting it down would mean a dramatic increase in electrical costs and CO2 emissions (for those who care about either of those issues). The DEC wants to close it for three summertime months (the area is, of course, a summer peaking electric demand zone) in order to reduce the number of fish killed at the intake pipes.
- from one of those background papers and regulations that gov’t agencies love to type up and implement before anyone notices…
[NYS Dep’t of Environmental Conservation]
“The FPOD options discussed in this fact sheet span a minimum of 42 days to
a maximum of 92 days at one or both IPEC Units with outages being taken
between May 10 and August 10 each calendar year for the proposed 20-year NRC
Good article in City and State (watch for line wrap):