STATEMENT: New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance Praises License Renewal for Indian Point

Posted: September 17, 2018
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New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance Praises License Renewal for Indian Point 

 

New York, NY/September 17, 2018 – In response to the announcement today by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that the operating licenses for Indian Point Units 2 and 3 have been renewed for the remainder of their operating cycles, New York Affordable Electricity Alliance Chairman Arthur “Jerry” Kremer issued the following statement.

“We applaud today’s decision by the NRC to relicense Indian Point, ensuring that New Yorkers can continue to benefit from the 2,000 megawatts of power it produces until its planned closure by 2021. This allows the state to make progress on its future power portfolio with confidence about this plant’s continued safe operations. Today’s decision by the NRC would not be possible without the dedicated work of the men and women who operate the plant safely every day and who have maintained a stellar safety record year after year.”

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About New York AREA: Founded in November 2003, the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance (New York AREA) is a diverse organization of business, labor, and community groups whose mission is to ensure that New York has an ample and reliable electricity supply and economic prosperity for years to come. New York AREA helps to educate policymakers, businesses, and the public regarding the necessity and importance of safe, low-cost, reliable, clean electricity.