Prospect of Relicensing Plant Raises Issues of Energy, Environmental, and Economic Policy
New York, Mar. 2, 2012—The Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law held a forum yesterday on the future of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant.
The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant is located in Westchester County, New York, 30 miles north of New York City. Its two units opened in 1974 and 1976, and their owners have applied to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for relicensing for 20 years. Whether to relicense the plant has become a matter of considerable public controversy, raising issues of energy, environmental, and economic policy.