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Monthly archive May, 2018
Note from Gary Shaw

Note from Gary Shaw

At the Cortlandt Community Unity meeting last night, Mike Twomey of Entergy was emphatic that there will be no sale or change to the property for a fairly  long time (at least a couple of years) before they can even form a  plan.  They have no idea how much area will be required for materials...
Panel recommends Indian Point consider opening for redevelopment

Panel recommends Indian Point consider opening for redevelopment

A state task force created to address the impact of the planned closing of Indian Point Energy Center is asking the nuclear plant’s owner and operator to consider opening up parts of the site to development. The recommendation was one of several in a 280-page annual report the Indian Point Closure Task Force released May 9....
Journal News and lohud win NYC press awards for Indian Point, Metro-North series

Journal News and lohud win NYC press awards for Indian Point, Metro-North series

The Journal News and Lohud.com received top honors from New York City-based press associations for reporting on the Indian Point nuclear power plant and Metro-North commuter rail at events held over the past week. The Society of The Silurians awarded investigative reporter Thomas C. Zambito a medallion, its top prize, in the environmental reporting category...
Is Senator Murphy Just Ignorant?

Is Senator Murphy Just Ignorant?

Indian Point Annual Report

Indian Point Annual Report

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Indian Point Presentations

Indian Point Presentations

Manna Jo Greene presentation link: indian_point_manna_jo_greene Gary Shaw presentation link: Gary’s slides
Storage and Transport of Irradiated Fuel Rods

Storage and Transport of Irradiated Fuel Rods

Storing and transporting irradiated fuel rods has been the subject of much discussion and misinformation.  Part of the problem is the vocabulary that is commonly used when discussing this thorny problem. This is an attempt to clarify the current process at Indian Point as high-level radioactive waste is moved from fuel pools to on-site storage....

Indian Point: Next Steps

The reactors at Indian Point are not closed yet and continue to present danger to the community. Perhaps more.  The expert prediction is for more problems at the start and the end of a reactor’s life span.  Repairs are expensive so is refueling how will Entergy, owners of the reactors respond. The question that comes...

The End of the Age of Nuclear Power: The Beginning of the Age of Nuclear Waste and Decommissioning

Next Steps Going Forward   The Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition has worked for the closing of the reactors at Indian Point since 9-11.  A closing agreement, initiated by Entergy, was signed by  New York State and Riverkeeper on January 9, 2017. Barring unforeseen circumstances, that adversely affect power supply reliability, the reactors are slated...

Analysis of Replacement Electricity for Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

NYC and Westchester form one service area, and uses a peak max of approximately 13,000 MW of electricity daily, depending on the time of year. Before deregulation, Con Ed owned IP#2 and NYPA (New York Power Authority) owned IP3.  Following deregulation, both units were sold to Entergy during 2000-2001.  Con Ed no longer produces electricity,...

Frequently Asked Questions About Indian Point’s Closing with Some Really Short Answers

Is it really closing? Is it certain that the license cannot get extended?  The closing agreement calls for closure in 2020 for Unit 2 and 2021 for Unit 3.  In case of an energy shortage or national emergency the plant may stay open an additional four years.  Most importantly – Entergy, owner of the plant,...

Answers to the Decommissioning Quiz

Hopefully the reactors will close as stated in the closing agreement. An exception is if NYS needs electricity for reliability the reactors can stay open up to an additional four years or if there is a national emergency.  Indian Point is closing because Entergy, the owner of Indian Point no longer makes as much of...