TARRYTOIWN, N.Y. (AP) -- One of two reactors at the Indian Point nuclear plant north of New York City will soon be operating with an expired license.
The Journal News reports ( http://lohud.us/17XYwJx ) that Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials said Monday that the situation resulted in part from a complicated license-renewal process for nuclear reactors.
Indian Point 2's 40-year license expires on Sept. 28. NRC regional administrator Bill Dean said that's at least a year before any decision will be made on whether to extend it for another 20 years.
Dean said the reactor can keep operating because Entergy Nuclear, its owner, filed for renewal more than five years before the expiration date.
Dean and other NRC staff members will hold a public meeting in Tarrytown on Tuesday about the plant's 2012 safety assessment.