Nuclear power plant needs more accident analysis, feds say

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is requesting more analysis of potential severe accident scenarios at Entergy’s 2,045 MW Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York.

The Associated Press quoted the board as saying more analysis is needed about how the plant would deal with severe accidents. The board is requiring the analysis before the plant can be relicensed.

Entergy must either improve emergency response and control plans or explain why upgrades are not needed, the news service reported.

An Entergy official was quoted as saying the company believes its current analysis is sufficient, but the issue will be discussed as part of relicensing process in the fall.

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