One Issue Settled Before Hearing on Indian Point Licenses

Opponents have argued that the threat of terror or accident is too great at a nuclear plant so close to the nation's largest city

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    An environmental group says it has tentatively settled one of the 10 issues challenging the continued operation of Indian Point.

    The settlement comes just before a federal hearing beginning Monday afternoon.

    A Riverkeeper official says that if judges approve, it will withdraw its contention about the environmental impact of leaks from the spent fuel pool at the nuclear power plant.

    He says that in exchange, plant owner Entergy Nuclear will establish a third sampling station in the Hudson River. He says Entergy will also post sampling data on a public website.

    Calls to Entergy were not immediately returned.

    Remaining issues include decontamination after an accident, the cost of human exposure to radiation and property values.

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