ANR issued its permit on October 12, 2014. It had lapsed in 2005. There were “wins” and “losses.” The wins: Entergy has to monitor the actual water temperature rather than rely on modeling and estimates. Yankee can discharge water up to 85 degrees for 3 months rather than 4; since this is the last summer & fall Yankee will be open, this doesn’t feel like the “win” it could have been a dozen years ago. It is the losses that matter given the short time frame: the winter temperature limits stay the same, and ANR eliminated oversight by the environmental advisory board. BFP 10.13.14
For more on the issue, go to our Flotilla pages in Past Actions.