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"The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ranked Indian Point ‘in terms of potential human consequences as the No. 1 site in the nation."
-- Robert Stephan, Homeland Security's Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection reported in the Journal News, March 23, 2006
Indian Point is
"one of the most inappropriate sites in existence"
for a nuclear plant.
--Robert Ryan, Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff member in 1979
INDIAN POINT SAFE ENERGY COALITION (IPSEC)
For more info, contact Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition at 1-888-474-8848.
Public Meeting on NRC’s
“Waste Confidence” Policy
Oct 30, in Tarrytown
Speak Out Against the Ever-Growing Stockpile of
High Level Nuclear Waste at Indian Point!
Pack the meeting to show the NRC that this is not acceptable!
WHEN: Oct 30, 2013
TIME: Open House 6-7pm, Meeting: 7-10pm
WHERE: Westchester Marriot, 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY
BUS INFO: Meet at Riverside Church, 120th St. at Claremont Ave./Riverside Dr. (Take #1 train to 116th St or 125th St.) Bus leaves at 4pm, to return by 11pm. BRING: a bagged dinner.
BUS FARE: $10 sugg donation, stipends available if needed. Bus Reservation Required to Guarantee a Seat
REGISTER at: www.stonypointcenter.org/Oct30-Tarrytown BUS CONTACT: Catherine Skopic 212-227-7847
Metro North: Take Metro North to Tarrytown –we’ll pick you up: Call 888-I-SHUT-IT to arrange
What is “Waste Confidence?”
· Waste confidence is the NRC’s policy that the nation can be “confident” that the radioactive waste generated by nuclear reactors will be managed safely regardless of how much of it there is.
· In 2012, NYS Attorney General Schneiderman and others took the NRC to court, who threw out the Waste Confidence rule because the NRC has failed to demonstrate that the waste will be managed safely, and the NRC has not adequately considered the environmental impacts of additional waste that new and relicensed reactors would generate.
· The NRC is taking public comments in only 10 meetings across the country in order to formulate a new rule.
The Nuclear Waste Problem
· The dangers of leaks and fires involving highly radioactive “spent” nuclear fuel can be even greater than a meltdown of the nuclear reactor that produces it; the danger continues long after the reactor is shut down. Technical issues, including maintaining long-term stability of the waste, security vulnerability, deterioration of storage systems, and accidents have been ongoing for 50 years with no real solutions.
· At Indian Point there are now over 2,700 tons of high level radioactive waste, which contains plutonium that will remain deadly for 240,000 years. This waste is housed in ordinary commercial buildings. It is not in containment.
· Radioactivity from atomic power will pose a threat to life on Earth for the next million years or more.
· Spread the word. We have an opportunity to make a bold statement and need people to turn out for this meeting if we are to be taken seriously in the effort to close down Indian Point.
For more info about the hearing on Oct 30, contact:
Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition: 888-I-SHUT-IT (888-474-8848)
For more info about the nationwide hearings contact www.nirs.org (301) 270-6477
NOTE: You can pre-register to speak at the link below. Pre-registration is not required, but may be useful to assure you have a speaking slot in case the meetings are as packed as we expect them to be.
Also check out NUCLEAR SAFETY NOW. We are ALL in this together.
Print this petition and ask everyone you know to sign it!
ACTION ALERT! We must stop the relicensing of Indian Point 2 and 3. Pick one action and do it NOW!
Send an email to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and tell him why closing Indian Point is important to you. Ask him to use the power of his office to prevent the relicensing of Indian Point. Or download, print and mail THIS LETTER to: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Executive Chamber, State Capitol, Albany, New York, 12224. Or fax 518-474-1513.
Write to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. Thank him for his “plan to work oward an energy future without the Indian Point nuclear power plant.” Ask him to continue to prevent the relicensing of Indian Point. Write to: New York State Office of the Attorney General, The Capitol, Albany, New York, 12224. Or call him at 518- 474-7330.
PRINT OUT THIS FLYER about Indian Point and give it to your friends and neighbors. Give them the facts they don't see in the media. Share your concerns, listen to their questions. If you need help with answers, call 1-888-I-Shut-It (1-888-474-8848).
If you can do more, arrange a get together of friends or colleagues focused on Indian Point. Call the IPSEC Speakers Bureau so that you can have someone there to help answer the tough questions. Call us for help at 1-888-474-8848.
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The NRC is considering Entergy's application to relicense Indian Point 2 & 3 which are operating under their original 40 year licenses, expiring in 2013 and 2015, respectively. Both IP2 and IP3 have been plagued with major safety problems for decades. As the reactors age, Indian Point will experience an increasing number of equipment and safety-related failures.
What's at stake?
With the NRC’s demonstrated lack of effective oversight and Entergy’s apparent disregard for public safety, renewing Indian Point’s licenses for another twenty years puts 20 million people at risk.
December, 2010: New York relying much less on Indian Point for energy
September 20, 2005: LEAK IS FOUND IN IP2 SPENT FUEL POOL. READ PRESS COVERAGE AND OFFICIAL RESPONSES.
The Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC) is a coalition of environmental, health and public policy organizations, founded in 2001 to address the vulnerability of the nuclear reactors at Indian Point. Over 20 million people live within 50 miles of the plant. Our concerns include both existing radiation releases and potential additional releases from either human error, aging infrastructure or terrorism, and the flawed, unfixable evacuation plan. Our grassroots efforts have enlisted the support of hundreds of local, state and federal officials.
IPSEC members are currently fighting the proposed 20-year relicensing of the aging, leaking reactors.
Nuclear power is neither clean nor green! Conservation and renewable energy sources hold the key to a sustainable future for the Hudson Valley Region.
We welcome new members. Contact us at:
PO Box 131
Ossining, NY 10562-0131
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