Friday, October 26, 2007

French Prez Says "No New Nukes!" ~ Maybe...

Gardian UK

[[ ... The elephant in the room throughout the talks was France's reliance on nuclear power, which generates 80% of its electricity. The government said the nuclear issue was not up for discussion.

The Green party accused the government of a "blackout" and Le Monde said nuclear energy was the "ghost in the wardrobe" during the consultations. But the president (Nicolas Sarkozy) said yesterday he did not want to build more nuclear sites in France.
Nicolas Hulot, France's hugely influential and popular TV environmentalist, welcomed the proposals, saying: "Frankly we've entered the ecological era". ]]
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[[ Sarkozy said he wanted to make France a leader in renewable energy, but stuck to his support for nuclear energy. France is more reliant on nuclear power than any other country.
"The truth is that it is illusory in France to want to meet the climate challenge, our primary challenge, without nuclear energy. Today, we have no other choice, without renouncing growth," Sarkozy said.
"If the president thinks we need to develop renewable energy, we hear the message: It means that we have to stop the nuclear reactors," said Greenpeace France campaign director Yannick Jadot. ]]
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Herald Tribune
[[ (Sarkozy) said that each euro spent on nuclear research would be matched by a euro spent on research into clean technologies and preventing damage to the environment. ]]
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Telegraph UK
[[ Mr Gore said the French forum - dubbed the "Grenelle of the environment" after a Paris district - had given "a tremendous boost" to efforts to fight climate change. ]]
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Dantes Inferno Rushs Toward San Onefre Nuclear Plant

As out of control fires blanket Southern California in a living hell, the citizens of America have a much larger problem they need to be worrying about. The towering inferno that is torching hundreds of homes is now less than seven miles from the San Onefre Nuclear Plant. There should be a collectively GASP as that shoe drops.

nuclear plant threatened

Mount Palomar, San Onofre:

Fire officials at the command center in Riverside said the Mt. Palomar fire has exploded to 20,000 acres and could threaten the famed observatory at the top, which houses one of the world's largest telescopes. They also said two fires have broken out in Camp Pendleton, the Wilcox Fire at 1,200 acres and the Ammo Fire at 350 acres. The Ammo fire has raised concerns because it is at the base of San Onofre Peak and climbing up toward an array of telecommunications equipment. The San Onofre nuclear power plant is on the other side. Chief of Operations Chief Bob Green said the governor asked him to send in air tankers to lay down water between the fire and the communications equipment.


Odd that we are facing what could be a catastrophic NUCLEAR FIRE just as the NRC is attempting to LOWER SAFETY MARGINS for America's aging fleet of 104 nuclear reactors. Par for the course, the NRC is trying to put a positive spin on the situation by claiming there are no immediate risks to human health and the environment. Maybe a major news network needs to ask the NRC what the risks are going to be IF THE FIRE REACHES the reactor?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Exposing CASEnergy Nuclear Propagandist-The FALSE Support For Nuclear Renaissance

In Green Nuclear butterfly's efforts to EXPOSE those driving America's Pro Nuclear Propaganda, we feel citizens have a right to know first, that CASEnergy is funded by the nuclear industry, and the nuclear industry's LOBBYING GROUP, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). More important, it is necessary that Americans know who their membership base is, and what their ties are to raping the environment. In this, our first installment, we list the organizational members of this Propagandist society. As we continue to revisit this post, we will give you thumbnails of the players, and why they might be supporting the nuclear rape of our communities, why they support Nuclear Abortions (women living close to nuclear reactors have a 25 percent greater chance of giving birth to a stillborn baby).

Organizations That Support The Nuclear Rape of Our Planet

ABB-As one of the world’s leading engineering companies, we help our customers to use electrical power effectively and to increase industrial productivity in a sustainable way. Can we say INDUSTRY INSIDER?

AFL-CIO, Building & Construction Trades Department-Self serving interests, though ignoring the risks their workers are being exposed to...after all, what is a few AFL-CIO cancer deaths when Nuclear Reactors need to be built and manned?

American Boiler Manufacturers Association Thier website makes them sound so GRAND, but are they? The American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA) is the national, nonprofit trade association of manufacturers of commercial/institutional, industrial and power-generating boilers, related fuel burning equipment, users of boiler and boiler-related equipment, and companies which provide products and services to the boiler industry. In short, ABMA represents the companies that design and build the systems that combust the fuels that generate the steam and hot water that powers and comforts America and the world.

American Chemical Technologies, Inc. "The American Chemical Society announced on Friday that it had reversed an earlier decision to expel its members in Iran and will allow all 36 scientists in that country to rejoin." Sure they will want to claim their actions were justified based on 9/11? They did it as a matter of National Security? They were afraid these scientists were secretly Islamic Radicals?

American Chemistry Council Believes in the old adage that what you DO NOT KNOW cannot hurt you! While promoting the chemical industry as vital to the economic health of the nation the ACC simultaneously lobbied against the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), a public right-to-know program.

American Council on Science and Health This organization makes three people VERY WEALTHY. During its first 15 years of operation, ACSH published the names of its institutional funders, but it has stopped doing this in recent years, making it harder to identify where all of its money comes from. In the latest years for which information is available, some 40 percent of ACSH's budget was supplied directly by industry, including a long list of food, drug and chemical companies that have a vested interest in supporting Whelan's message.

American Homeowners Grassroots Alliance Do we need to tell you anything more than these folks are LOBBYIST? A special interest’s lobbying activity may go up or down over time, depending on how much attention the federal government is giving their issues. Particularly active clients often retain multiple lobbying firms, each with a team of lobbyists, to press their case for them.

American Iron and Steel Institute

American Nuclear Society No vested interest here in a Nuclear Renaissance! The Society was founded on December 11, 1954. It's been a leader in the development of nuclear consensus standards since 1958. Its main objective is to promote the advancement of science and engineering relating to the atomic nucleus.

American Public Power Association Another Self Serving Industry insider! The American Public Power Association is the national service organization representing the more than 2,000 municipal and other state- and local-government owned electric utilities in the United States. The association provides legislative, regulatory and judicial monitoring and intervention services for the public power industry and performs educational and research functions.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tallahassee Section

Applied Research Center The Applied Research Center (ARC) is the flagship research facility (adjacent to the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in the research park, the Jefferson Center for Research and Technology, in Newport News, Virginia. The Applied Research Center, an $18 million, seven-story, 122,000 square foot office and laboratory facility erected by the City of Newport News, serves as a nucleus for a key center in the development of new technologies in the Commonwealth.

AREVA, Inc-Have you seen their commercials on TV? Talk about a nuclear company with NO PRIDE!

Arizona Public Service NRC: Utility agrees to corrective action at nuclear plant 24 Oct 2007 04:25 GMT... PHOENIX -- Arizona Public Service Co. has agreed to revise training ... training for operators at its Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station after a falsified-record incident last ... caused the plant's computers to underreport thermal power by 0.3 percent, but it did not.

Arkansas Environmental Federation

Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Any one want to place a bet that Entergy Arkansas is a member of this particular Chamber of Commerce?

Associated Industries of Arkansas There one singular Legislative goal tells you all you need to really know. Lead the effort to pass a sales tax exemption for energy used in industry and manufacturing. How much money you think this effort will save Entergy?

Associated Industries of Florida

Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce The corporate headquaters of Entergy is Where? Oh, while we are at it, lets not forget to include here the SHAW GROUP.

Bechtel Power Corporation Recently, the company has come under criticism for alleged mismanagement of the Big Dig project, its financial links to the bin Laden family, and the manner in which it received Iraqi rebuilding contracts after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Politicians in the United States and in Europe have made accusations of cronyism between the George W. Bush administration and Bechtel.

Bismarck State College What possible self serving interest could little old Bismarck State College have that would make it LEAP at the chance to support CASEnergy? A top official from the U.S. Department of Energy joined U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) here Monday to formally designate Bismarck State College as a national hub for the training of power plant operators. Dorgan secured the designation for BSC in legislation he authored that has been signed into law.

BWXT/ Babcock and Wilcox Company Bigots in the workplace? 2. EEOC v. Bechtel Corp (Discrimination on the Basis of National Origin) “The Philadelphia District Office filed a Title VII lawsuit alleging that Bechtel, an international construction company, subjected charging party to a hostile work environment and discriminatory terms and conditions of employment because of his Iraqi national origin, and discharged him because of his national origin. WHAT AND OUTSTANDING CASEnergy member!

California Manufacturers and Technology Association

Cedar Rapid Area Chamber of Commerce

Cedar Rapids City Building Trades Council, IA

Chicago and Cook County Building and Construction Trades Council

Chicago Federation of Labor

Chicago Laborers District Council

Chicago Urban League

Cianbro Corporation

City of Little Rock, AR

City of Searcy, AR

City of St. Francisville, LA

CMS Energy How about for starters, this company SOLD PALISADES NUCLEAR PLANT to...drum roll please...ENTERGY!

Conference of Minority Transportation Officials

Constellation Energy Another one of Christine Todd Whitman's Environmental stewards in action here. In the biggest fine the state has levied on a polluter in at least seven years, Maryland slapped a $1 million penalty yesterday on Constellation Energy and the operator of its fly ash dump site in Anne Arundel County for contaminating drinking water.

Copiah-Lincoln Community College These SELF SERVING BASTARDS, and further, is CASEnergy BRIBING people to support Nuclear? Dr. Stonecypher reported on a visit from representatives of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy) who were seeking support from the SBCJC. The Coalition’s goal is to increase the use of nuclear energy to ensure an environmentally clean, safe, affordable and reliable supply of electricity. Dr. Stonecypher stated that by supporting the coalition the community colleges could be in a position to establish one (1) or more new programs for nuclear power and technology. The Mission Statement and other pertinent information are attached as “Exhibit F”. Upon a motion by Mr. Henry Thomas and a second by Mr. Chip Crane, the Board unanimously voted to join the CASEngery Coalition.

Cornell University On Aug. 22, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) strengthened its commitment to advancing nuclear power by awarding $100,000 to 38 universities to enhance nuclear research and development (R&D) under President Bush’s Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP). The one-time GNEP University Readiness awards total $3.8 million in funding and will include upgrading laboratories; improving reactor facilities; purchasing state-of-the-art equipment; providing increased faculty support and further enhancing nuclear-related curricula. GNEP is part of a President Bush’s Advanced Energy Initiative and aims to close the nuclear fuel cycle by reducing proliferation risks, reducing waste and further increasing energy security around the world. GUESS WHO IS ON THE LIST OF AWARD WINNERS?

Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit

Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce

Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S.


The Dow Chemical Company

DTE Energy

Duke Power Company

Edison Electric Institute

Electric Consumers' Alliance

The Energy Association of New York State

Energy Northwest

Entergy Corporation-Indian Point with its tritium and strontium 90 leaks, then there is Vermont Yankee with its collapsing cooling towers. Let's not forget Entergy's rape of New Orleans to the tune of almost $300 million in government grants when they used the Federal Bankrupcy courts as a means to blackmail the government.

Exelon Corporation Now here is a REAL CLASS ACT! Exelon's Braidwood nuclear power plant in Illinois has released millions of gallons of wastewater containing radioactive tritium into the groundwater around the plant since 1996.

FirstEnergy Corp. What more needs to be said about this fine example of regulatory dereliction than they brought us Davis Besse? Nice to know that CASEnergy has such quality control over their membership!

Florida Carpenters Regional Council

Florida Chamber of Commerce

Florida Medical Association

Florida Power & Light

Florida State University Center for Advanced Power Systems

Florida Utility Alliance

Guardian Industries Corp.

GE Energy

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Hawkeye Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Hurst Technologies, Corp.

Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry

Idaho National Laboratory

Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Illinois Energy Association

Illinois Manufacturers Association

Illinois Pipe Trades

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

International Paper

International Union of Operating Engineers

Iowa State University - Department of Industrial, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Iron Workers District Council of St. Louis and Vicinity

Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT)

Jackson Economic Development Alliance

L-3 Communications MAPPS

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

Lee County Labor Council AFL-CIO

Little Rock Port Authority
Longnecker & Associates, Inc.

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

Louisiana Chemical Association

Louisiana Municipal Association

Lower Colorado River Authority

Michigan Association of Counties

Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Michigan Economic Developers Association

Michigan Electric Cooperative Association

Michigan Grocers Association

Michigan Manufacturers Association

Michigan Minority Business Developers Council

Michigan Movers Association

Michigan Retailers Association

Michigan State Medical Society

Mississippi Development Corporation

Mississippi Manufacturers Association

Mississippi Municipal League

Mississippi State Board for Community and Jr. Colleges

Mississippi Technology Alliance

Mitsubishi Power Systems, Inc.

NAACP, Tampa Branch

National Association of Manufacturers

National Electrical Contractors Association

National Energy Education Development (NEED)

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

National Society of Professional Engineers

Nebraska Public Power District

New England Energy Alliance

New Jersey Business and Industry Association

North Carolina State University, Department of Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Energy Institute As in NEI, as in the FUNDING GROUP for CASEnergy, as in the lobbying group for the entire NUCLEAR INDUSTRY.

Nucor Corporation Nucor - Vulcraft Group In 1962, Vulcraft was sold to Nuclear Corporation of America which would then become Nucor Corporation in 1972.

NuStart Energy Development, LLC Entergy is up to its ears in this group! NuStart Energy Development, LLC, is a limited liability company formed in 2004 with ten member companies. These members, plus two reactor vendors form the NuStart Consortium. The consortium objectives are: 1) to demonstrate the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) never-before-used licensing process for obtaining a combined Construction and Operating License (COL) for an advanced nuclear power plant; and 2) complete the design engineering for the two selected reactor technologies.

The Ohio State University - Nuclear Engineering Graduate Studies Program

The Oklahoma State Chamber

Omaha Public Power District

100 Black Men Baton Rouge BIG BURPRISE HERE, imagine my surprise that ENTERGY is a big FUNDER! In addition to Cox, major sponsors were Entergy, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Pinnacle Entertainment and ReMax de la Louiziana. Wonder what role Norris McDonald might have played?

PG&E Corporation

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

Port of Greater Baton Rouge

PPL Susquehanna.

Progress Energy .

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)

Pumping Machinery, LLC

Quad City Federation of Labor

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sandia National Laboratories

Santee Cooper

Science and Environmental Policy Project

Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association

Southeast Iowa Building and Construction Trades

South Mississippi Electric Power Association

Southern Company

Tampa Bay Partnership

Three Rivers Community College

TXU Power

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices in the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry

University of California Los Angeles - School of Engineering and Applied Science

University of Cincinnati

University of Florida - Department of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Department

University of Illinois At Champaign - Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering

University of Massachusetts, Lowell - Nuclear Engineering Department

University of Missouri, Columbia - Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute

University of Rhode Island - School of Engineering

University of South Carolina - Nuclear Engineering Department

University of Tennessee - Nuclear Engineering Department

University of Wisconsin - Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics Program

Urban League of Greater Jackson

U.S. Chamber of Commerce-Look at their support of ILLEGAL ALIENS...need we say more? They EMBRACE and encourage the hiring if ILLEGAL WORKERS! Anything for cheap labor.

Utilities Service Alliance, Inc.

Vermont Chamber of Commerce-Wonder if the people of Brattleboro know that the Chamber of Commerce is SELLING THEM OUT?

Washington State University - Department of Radiochemistry

Westinghouse Electric Company
Will & Grundy Counties Building Trade Council

More on Nuclear Power Plant Worker Cancer Studies

I was mistaken in stating there have been no studies on American nuclear power plant workers - the truth is that there are VIRTUALLY no studies. The attached is the largest to date, done by Columbia University.

It found an excess of leukemia deaths, solid cancer deaths, and arteriosclerotic heart disease deaths for workers employed during 1979-1997 for 15 nuclear utilities.

But there are problems:

1. The excesses aren't statistically significant, since the numbers are small (26 leukemia deaths, 368 solid cancer deaths)

2. Only deaths, not cases are examined. Workers are more likely to have access to good medical care that can help them to survive cancer. Studying cancer cases is much more revealing than deaths.

3. Workers who work less than 18 years may not have had enough exposure. I suspect they include even those who worked for a brief timeat nuclear plants.

4. The average age of workers at the end of follow up is 45 years, an age when cancer rates are still relatively low. It often takes much longer than that for cancer to manifest.

5. The healthy worker effect is a big issue. They compare actual worker deaths with expected (the entire population). That's not a fair comparison, since workers are much healthier than the general population.

This is a large study of workers at Canadian nuclear power plants. Elevated mortality rates of leukemia and solid tumors were found (although just borderline statistical significant).

This article suffers from the problems I stated before, but they should be taken with great concern. The literature has no other studies of U.S. nuclear power plant workers, other than a very small one of Calvert Cliffs in Maryland.

I hope this helps.

Joe Mangano
Advisory Board

Huge WIN For Mothball Millstone



For Immediate Release October 16, 2007

Nancy Burton

Whether the Siting Council acted illegally in allowing Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc. to build an above-ground onsite storage facility for Millstone high-level nuclear waste will be decided by the Connecticut Supreme Court, the Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone announced today.

An appeal of the decision, taken by Coalition director Nancy Burton and her husband, William H. Honan, who owns property in Mystic 10 miles downwind of Millstone, was filed with the Appellate Court earlier this year.
However, in a notice issued on October 10, 2007, the Supreme Court announced it had transferred the appeal to itself for argument later this fall, Burton said.
“The Supreme Court acted on its own motion,” said Burton.
“We are pleased that the Supreme Court has apparently determined that the issues raised in this appeal are important and are of statewide significance,” Burton said.
Among the issues on appeal are whether the Siting Council acted properly in refusing to consider the environmental consequences of a terrorist attack on the facility, which is designed to contain millions of curies of radiation.
Other issues are whether Superior Court Judge George Levine correctly excluded evidence that Dominion deliberately disabled its perimeter security system as a cost-saving measure, while it represented to the Siting Council that the site was protected by a state-of-the-art security system.
Another issue is whether Edward C. Wilds, radiation director for the Department of Environmental Protection, who served as a designee on the Siting Council, should have disclosed that he was taken on a Dominion junket to a Virginia nuclear installation where above-ground nuclear waste storage had already occurred.
“The Siting Council rubber-stamped Dominion’s application,” Burton said. “The public interest was not served.”

Monday, October 22, 2007

Green Nuclear Butterfly, Spanning the Globe

In four short days, Green Nuclear Butterfly will have been open for business for ten full months. In that time, we have seen a lot happen. It's been a wild ride and we are just getting started. As we race towards our one year anniversary on December 26th of this year, thought we'd share the fact that this little Anti Nuclear Blog is literally spanning the globe! In ten months, we have had visitors from some very exotic places. Below is a partial list of country visits.

United States-all 50 states.
United Kingdom
South Korea
South Africa
Russian Federation

Money We Paid For Off Site Radioactive Waste Storage Being Given Back To Utilities

Each month we as electric consumers PAY A FEE to have spent fuel stored OFF SITE at a yet to be built repository...that money should be held in trust, and drawing interest. Instead, it is being used up defending lawsuit, and paying Nuclear Licensees DAMAGES! Why are companies like Entergy being allowed to sue DOE, and be awarded OUR MONEY? Simple, they are now being PAID to store the wastes ON SITE until a repository is built.

Lets say we buy into that general argument. If companies in the nuclear industry are now effectively being rewarded finacially for spent fuel to remain AT THE NUCLEAR REACTOR SITE, should not that storage of wastes be held to the SAME STANDARDS as would be required at say YUCCA Mountain? Time to demand some answers.

Another Utility Wins Damages Over Yucca's Failure to Open


A federal court has awarded a Minneapolis power company $116.5 million in damages for the U.S. Energy Department's (DoE) failure to open a permanent radioactive waste repository for the nation's commercial spent nuclear fuel, as the federal government promised to do long ago.

Xcel Energy Inc. subsidiary Northern States Power Co.'s victory in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims puts the company on a growing list of nuclear utilities that have won legal redress for the costs of having to store spent fuel at their reactor sites as they await the opening of the nuclear waste dump being built in Nevada's desert.

Northern States sued DoE, arguing that the federal government just like a company or individual is obligated to follow through on its contract obligations.

A case of the Humans!

I found this cartoon on Treehugger... There's a puking black planet and human viruses... Everything to sway Toxic Waste Zombie kids loving nuke culture enough again to get into the decommissioning game, save nukes from rising tidal waters, so we don't turn the oceans into a radioactive wasteland... which hundreds of nuclear submarines are already doing.

If you want to see a really crisp version, watch it on Three Legged Legs's website here. But check out what these guys are driving!?!

Thanks to Reza Rasoli

French EDF Goes Tiki Crazy!!!

This advert for EDF, the largest power company in France and the world’s largest nuclear operator carries the slogan: “We develop tomorrow’s energies for future generations”. But what kind of extraordinary logic uses the Easter Island statues as a progressive image? The Easter Island civilization collapsed from deforestation and overpopulation. The statues are a symbol of hubris and denial in the face of an impending environmental disaster. What staggering stupidity to use them to promote nuclear power.

The adverts and analysis can be found on the website of the French ‘Alliance pour La Planete’… and I am indebted to Laurence Ledoux for drawing them to my attention and providing translations. Please everyone, keep sending me absurd and disturbing adverts.
From George Marshall

Excerpt from Climate Change Denial. Responds to the Rebuttals


3 Reasons To Stop the Nuclear Power Bailout.

Why the nuke power bail-out must by stopped by Harvey Wasserman.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

NRC Names Three Judge Panel For Indian Point Application

Seems that the NRC is trying to get a jump on the judicial process related to Entergy's fatally flawed application for license renewal of the Indian Point reactors. In short, those of us seeking to intervene in the process should be prepared for some dirty tricks including a massive number of Entergy Christmas season attempts to get our contentions tossed out. We need a picture of the Grinch holding and Entergy sign.

Atomic Safety and Licensing Board established Indian Point license renewal

Washington -- A three-judge board has been established to review requests for a hearing on the license renewal application for the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan. Should a hearing regarding the application take place, the board would also conduct that proceeding.

The board is drawn from the Atomic Safety & Licensing Board Panel, which is a judicial component of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission tasked with conducting all licensing and other hearings as directed by the presidentially appointed commission that oversees the NRC.

The ASLBP operates independently of the NRC technical staff. The judges named by ASLBP Chief Administrative Judge E. Roy Hawkens to preside over the Indian Point proceeding are Lawrence McDade, who will serve as chairman; Dr. Richard Wardwell; and Dr. Kaye Lathrop.

Most boards are composed of one judge who is qualified in conducting administrative proceedings, who is a lawyer, and two judges who have technical qualifications appropriate to the issues in the proceedings, who are scientists or engineers.

Under NRC regulations, the original operating license for a nuclear power plant has a term of 40 years. The license may be renewed for up to an additional 20 years if NRC requirements are met. The current operating licenses for Indian Point Units 2 and 3 expire, respectively, on Sept. 28, 2013, and Dec. 12, 2015.

Entergy’s license renewal application for Indian Point was received by the NRC on April 30, 2007.The deadline for the receipt of requests for a hearing on the application is Nov. 30, 2007.