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2018 March 22 Press Conference Photos

2018 March 22 Press Conference Photos

Leslie Sullivan Sachs: Vermont Yankee impossible to trust

Entergy, the owner of Indian Point reactors, also owns VT Yankee. They are trying to sell  the reactor to a decommissioning firm called North Star.  It is anticipated that North Star will also bid for the job of decommissioning Indian Point.  The behavior of Entergy in VT is described by a resident who saw it...

IP2 begins final refueling and maintenance outage

BUCHANAN – The Indian Point nuclear power plant unit two has been shut down for its 23rd and final scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Entergy will also perform upgrades to the facility, said spokesman Jerry Nappi. “In order for the plant to run reliably for another two years the company made a commitment to invest...
As Nuclear Plant Closes, Fears Shift From Contamination to Financial Pain

As Nuclear Plant Closes, Fears Shift From Contamination to Financial Pain

CORTLANDT, N.Y.—The closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant is three years away but already the local school district is preparing for the possibility of teacher layoffs, higher taxes and even shutting down a school. Hendrick Hudson School District, a system with nearly 2,500 students, derives about a third of its annual budget—or $24 million—from Indian...
Earth Matters: Percoco and the Power Plant

Earth Matters: Percoco and the Power Plant

Before the first backhoe broke ground in 2015 for the new 22-acre Valley Energy Center off Route 6 in the Orange County town of Wawayanda, concerned neighbors and county residents were already organized as Protect Orange County (POC). As early as 2013, they were picketing the proposed site to protest the permits issued for a massive fracked gas plant....
STILL VIGILANT

STILL VIGILANT

BUCHANAN, N.Y. — On the seventh anniversary of the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, an annual walk held in memory of that disaster stopped at the Indian Point Energy Center on Sunday, March 11. Led by Jun Yasuda, a Japanese Buddhist nun, the Water Walk for Life consisted of 11 legs that...
Seven years later: Contradictory responses to Fukushima

Seven years later: Contradictory responses to Fukushima

On March 11, 2011, the one-two punch from the Great East Japan Earthquake and the tsunami wave it triggered left workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan powerless to prevent three reactors from melting down. In March 2017, the Japan Center for Economic Research estimated that the cleanup cost could range from $470...
Nuclear Tragedy Anniversary Raises Concerns about Indian Point

Nuclear Tragedy Anniversary Raises Concerns about Indian Point

A group of environmentalists gathered in Peekskill Sunday afternoon commemorating the seventh anniversary of the nuclear tragedy in Fukushima, Japan and cautioning if Indian Point could be next. Throughout the five-hour ceremony, members of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC) sang songs, gathered in prayer and raised awareness to the possible effects radiation exposure...
"Why Didn't You Fight Back?" And Other Questions That Keep Male Sexual Harassment Victims Silent

“Why Didn’t You Fight Back?” And Other Questions That Keep Male Sexual Harassment Victims Silent

Until just 20 years ago, federal law didn’t even accept that men could be harassed by other men. These men’s stories show we still have a long way to go. Even before the butt-grabbing incident, James Tepperwien said his colleague Vito Messina had come onto him at least three times. Usually it happened during target...

Inside New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant

Buchanan, New York (CNN) — Stepping into the containment dome of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant No. 3 is almost surreal. It’s like entering a movie set, but instead of walking by wooden props, we’re passing through an 11-foot-thick concrete-and-steel wall. This is the nuclear facility that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to shut...

Solar, wind won’t come in time in New York

Jerry Kramer is blind, deaf and dumb when it comes to Indian Point power plant.  It is always the same old story. Gotta have that gas since nuclear is going away.   The report he is so quick to quote has a second sceanrio.  That one spells out how renewables along with conservation, efficiency, demand response,...
UK RISER drone to map out radiation at Fukushima nuclear power plant

UK RISER drone to map out radiation at Fukushima nuclear power plant

A drone developed in the UK with radiation-mapping capabilities will be deployed deep inside the damaged and contaminated reactor building of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. The highly technical drone, called RISER which stands for Remote Intelligence Survey Equipment for Radiation, is developed by Blue Bear from Bedford. The software comes from Cockermouth-based Createc. RISER DRONE MAP-OUT RADIATION AT FUKUSHIMA...