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Closing Indian Point

On January 9, 2017 Riverkeeper, New York State, and Entergy signed a landmark agreement to close Indian Point Energy Center by 2021.

“This agreement provides what we’ve been fighting for for decades: a definite early closing date for Indian Point — our biggest existential threat in the region. It’s a win for the safety of our communities, a win for the Hudson River and all the rich variety of life within it, and a win for a clean, sustainable energy future. Riverkeeper is thrilled that the Governor stepped up to get this deal done — just like he promised he would.”
– Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper

Under this landmark agreement, the two aging nuclear reactors at Indian Point will shut down in 2020 and 2021, respectively. These dates are very likely sooner than what could have been achieved through litigation, which could have dragged on much longer, with no guarantee of success. The agreement also cuts 14 years off the closing date requested by Entergy. Riverkeeper was party to the agreement on behalf of its partners, which include Scenic Hudson.

  • The Unit 2 reactor will permanently cease operations no later than April 30, 2020 and the Unit 3 reactor will permanently cease operations no later than April 30, 2021.
  • Entergy will also move a set yearly number of spent fuel rods from their dangerous storage pools to dry cask storage on site — a much safer solution for this radioactive material.
  • Riverkeeper retains the right to compel full compliance with the closure agreement.
  • Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson have the right to challenge and take enforcement action against any future violations Entergy may commit at Indian Point.

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Read the Press Release >

Support the Indian Point Campaign:

  • How will the lights stay on when Indian Point Closes?

  • Relicensing Battle

  • Radioactive Waste and Pollution

  • Security and Safety

  • Myths of Nuclear Energy

  • A Future Without Indian Point

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