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Monthly archive April, 2011

BRENNAN SAYS PUBLIC IS OPERATING IN THE DARK ABOUT THE COSTS OF CLOSING THE INDIAN POINT NUCLEAR PLANTS

           State Assemblymember Jim Brennan (D-Brooklyn), Chair of the New York State Assembly’s Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, supports Governor Cuomo’s call for closure of the two nuclear power plants at Indian Point because of safety concerns.  In the course of researching Entergy’s claim that the closure would be devastating to the economy of...

“Indian Point plant should be closed” by Tom Ellis

“As I see it, states can close nuclear reactors within their borders under the 1983 Supreme Court ruling, Pacific Gas and Electric vs. Energy Resources Commission. The court declared: “To the present day, Congress has preserved the dual regulation of nuclear-powered electricity generation: The Federal Government maintains complete control of the safety and ‘nuclear’ aspects of...

“Liz Kruger: Close Indian Point”

“State Senator Liz Kruger, a Manhattan Democrat who has called for the closure of the Indian Point nuclear facility in Westchester since 2003, has raised the alarm, in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, about the risks the aging nuclear facility poses to the 20 million people — most of them New Yorkers —...

“New York City’s Deadly Game of Nuclear Roulette” by William Pentland

““Of all the places in all the world where no one in their right mind would build scores of nuclear power plants, Japan would be pretty near the top of the list,” concluded Leuren Moret, a radiation specialist trained at the Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif., in an op-ed piece that appeared...

“Rockland County Executive: It’s Time To Shut Indian Point” by Melissa Siegel

“C. Scott Vanderhoef says the risks of the nuclear plant are not worth the rewards. Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef said Tuesday that while he is confident in the government’s Indian Point evacuation plan, he still believes the nuclear plant should ultimately be closed. “My own personal belief is that no matter how good...

“Riverkeeper warns lawmakers of risks at Indian Point” by Jorge Fitz-Gibbon

“WHITE PLAINS — It wouldn’t take a tsunami to dangerously damage the Indian Point nuclear reactors, an environmentalist group told Westchester County legislators on Monday. Speaking one month after an earthquake and tsunami set off a crisis at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, Hudson Riverkeeper Paul Gallay also told a county board committee that radioactive spent...

“Indian Point’s danger threat is real” by Dan Welsh

“To the Editors: In J. D. Piro’s last column he reports that Nan Hayworth and Robert Castelli agree that “while safety is their paramount concern, the likelihood of a Japan-style tragedy at Indian Point is fairly low, since a tsunami hasn’t hit the North Atlantic coast since, well, never.” A simple googling of “nuclear accidents”...

“Nuclear Reactions” by Michel Lee

“To the Editor: “Idiotic” would be a more accurate than “probabilistic” as a characterization of the risk model used by the nuclear industry. The Indian Point nuclear power plant, 24 miles from New York City, exemplifies the defiance of common sense. The plant has an extensive history of safety problems, including fires, explosions, cooling system...

Japan’s nuclear crisis reshapes landscape for Indian Point’s relicensing

“BUCHANAN — Indian Point faced more hurdles on its way to extending its operating license than any other nuclear plant in the nation before the Fukushima meltdown — now the course ahead appears even tougher. “The longer the plant in Japan keeps spewing radiation, the worse it is for the nuclear industry,” said Phillip Musegaas,...

“Activists Call For Indian Point Nuclear Complex’s Closure”

“ NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The ongoing disaster in Japan has renewed efforts by activists to shut down the Indian Point Nuclear Complex. Roughly 20 activists gathered at Union Square on Saturday afternoon to call for the plant to be shut down. Operators of the plant, which is located 40 miles north of New York...

“Indian Point nuclear plant is far from fail-safe” by Gary Shaw

“The nuclear tragedy still unfolding in Japan should serve as a wakeup call for residents of this region that there is no certainty with nuclear power plants. Indian Point 3 has just been named by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the nuclear reactor in the U.S. that is most likely to suffer reactor core...