Indian Point nuclear power plant will hurt – but not endanger – fish populations, new report says

According to a letter from the federal fisheries service made public this week by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Indian Point nuclear plant outside of New York City will likely “adversely affect but not jeopardize” populations of the Atlantic sturgeon and the shortnose sturgeon in the Hudson River, according to an NRC spokesperson. Both species of fish are endangered. The study also found no threat from warm water discharges into the Hudson.

The determination bolsters Entergy’s (NYSE: ETR) position as it seeks a license renewal from the NRC.  The NRC has informed the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board panel handling the Indian Point license renewal hearing that it expects to issue a supplement to the Environmental Impact Statement on or before April 30, an NRC spokesperson told Nuclear Power International.

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