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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 22, 2017 


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Public News Service - NY: Nuclear Waste

The order requires regulations to only consider cost, not the value of protections. (CGP Grey /flickr.com )

NEW YORK – Public-interest law, environmental and labor groups are suing to stop the Trump administration's executive order to cut government regulations. The order, signed January 30th, requires federal agencies to eliminate two existing regulations for every new one enacted. New regulation

Under the agreement, both Indian Point reactors will be closed by 2021. (Tony Fischer/flickr.com)

NEW YORK – Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Monday that New York state has reached an agreement with Entergy to permanently shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant over the next four years. Under the agreement, the Indian Point Two reactor will shut down in 2020 and Indian Point Three the f

The FitzPatrick nuclear power reactor is the same design as the Fukushima reactors. (USNRC)

NEW YORK – Exelon has agreed to buy the failing FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in upstate New York, but consumers are getting stuck with a huge bill. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the sale on Tuesday. The money losing facility sold for just $110 million. But to close the deal, and to keep t

About 17 million people live within 50 miles of Indian Point. (Peretz Partensky/Flickr)

NEW YORK - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ruled that its own staff analysis of the cost of a serious accident at the Indian Point nuclear plant is inaccurate. According to the commission's unanimous decision, the analysis by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board contains factual errors that

The Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant will shut down in January. (energy.gov/Wikimedia Commons)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - It's final: The FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Oswego will permanently shut down next January. Entergy, the plant's owner, has sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission confirming the date. The GE boiling-water reactor, the same design as the reactors at Fukushima, Jap

There are 38 active and 12 closed nuclear power plants in the Great Lakes Basin, and environmental groups are concerned about their impact on water quality. (CELA)

NEW YORK - Environmental groups on both sides of the Great Lakes want the U.S. and Canadian governments to monitor radioactive material in the water. The Great Lakes Basin is home to dozens of nuclear sites including power stations, fuel-processing facilities and uranium mines. But despite repeated

The Indian Point Nuclear Power Station experienced five emergency shutdowns in 2015. (Tony Fischer/Flickr)

NEW YORK - State officials say "alarming levels" of radioactive tritium have been detected in groundwater from test wells at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Station. According to news reports, the contamination at one well had jumped to over 8 million picocuries per liter, 400 times the EPA maximum

Twenty million people live within 50 miles of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, along the Hudson River in Westchester County. Credit: Peretz Partensky/Wikimedia Commons.

ALBANY, N.Y. – Governor Cuomo's office has sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) about the dangers of allowing the reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power facility to continue operating. Among the concerns raised in the letter are metal fatigue and the safety of non-repl

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