In the Matter of Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Indian Point Nuclear Generating Units 2 & 3)
Public Justice is assisting Hudson Sloop Clearwater in its opposition to the 20-year relicensing of New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant, arguing that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission erroneously concluded that minority and low-income populations would not be disproportionately affected in the event of an emergency at the plant.
Clearwater maintains that the plant has either inadequate plans or none at all to evacuate nursing homes, hospitals, homeless shelters and prisons near the plant, which is located about 40 miles north of New York City. Clearwater has prevented the relicensing of the plant until matters regarding an inability to dispose of nuclear waste are resolved.
On November 27, 2013 the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB), the trial court of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), found in favor of Clearwater and against Entergy and the NRC Staff in the review of an Environmental Justice contention concerning the facility’s relicensing filed by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater with legal counsel provided by Public Justice.
Public Justice’s Power-Cotchett Attorney Richard Webster and Goldberg-Robb Attorney Adrian Alvarez are counsel.