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NRC to Conduct Public Webinar on April 21 to Discuss Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning Topics

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WASHINGTON, April 8 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release:

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold a webinar for interested members of the public on April 21 regarding the decommissioning of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, located in Buchanan, N.Y.

The purpose of the webinar will be to provide key facts regarding the decommissioning process and how the NRC regulates such activities through on-site inspections and other reviews.

The webinar will begin at 1 p.m., Eastern Time. Participants will be able to view slides prepared by NRC staff and ask questions verbally and in writing via a web page set up to host the session. Online registration is required to take part. The meeting notice will contain information on how to access the webinar via phone bridge.

One of the two operating reactors at the plant, Unit 2, is scheduled to permanently cease operations in late April. The other, Unit 3, will be taken offline for the last time in April 2021. The Unit 1 reactor was permanently shut down in 1974 and has been in long-term storage since then, awaiting eventual decommissioning.

The NRC is currently reviewing an application to transfer the license for the plant from Entergy to Holtec, which has proposed decommissioning the facility in a more accelerated manner.

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