That is the question. And the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will next year decide whether to keep the Indian Point nuclear generating plant online for another twenty-five years. This time the arguments over Indian Point have a strong economic content. New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation says the plant is having continuous negatives effects on wildlife in the Hudsoin River and should be denied a new permit. The NRC's own staff recommendation is to keep the plant running because it produces so much energy.
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