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Thursday
Jul112013

Opponents to Entergy's IP license extensions granted 30 extra days to comment/submit contentions on FSEIS

As reported by MidHudsonNews:

Indian Point critics have time extension to comment on FSEIS

BUCHANAN – The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given parties wanting to comment on the final supplemental environmental impact statement pertaining to the Indian Point power plant relicensing 30 additional days to file comments on the document.

The FSEIS Supplement was published and made available on June 21. On July 1, the state and Riverkeeper, Inc. informed the board that 30 days was not an adequate amount of time to prepare new or amended contentions. New York requested 90 days and Riverkeeper sought 45 days. Entergy, Indian Point’s owner, suggested that 30 days was adequate.

The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board announced on Wednesday it will allow 30 extra days, citing as a key reason the fact that the new information contained in the supplement is very fixed in scope to potential aquatic impacts. The deadline was moved from July 20 to August 20.