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Monthly archive June, 2018

Four False Claims for Nuclear Power Refuted by Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute

Stewart Brand of Whole Earth Catalog and Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute have been friends for years.  They talked about nuclear power and came to two different conclusions. When Stewart came out in support of nuclear power some time ago Amory demolished his arguments in a carefully reasoned way that touches on the four following...

State agencies demand FERC reduce risks of pipelines near Indian Point

ALBANY – The New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency services, and the departments of Public Service, Environmental Conservation and Health, Friday, issued a letter to the Federal Energy Research Commission with the results of a recently completed, independent risk analysis addressing a part of the Algonquin natural gas pipelines located near the Indian...
NRC Annual Meeting

NRC Annual Meeting

My name is Gary Shaw and I have been involved in the Indian Point issue since February of 2000 when IP2 had a steam pipe rupture..  It seems to me that since the closure deal made by Entergy, New York State and Riverkeeper, NRC has been less responsible for providing information about unexpected events.  Most...
NRC Staff Holds Public Hearing On Indian Point Nuclear Power Performance

NRC Staff Holds Public Hearing On Indian Point Nuclear Power Performance

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of Indian Point nuclear power plants, operated by Entergy, during a public meeting on June 21 in Tarrytown. The meeting, to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, at 455 South Broadway, begins at 7 p.m. NRC staff responsible for plant inspections, including the resident inspectors based full-time at...
Riverkeeper blasts Indian Point re-use plan, pushes tax on spent nuclear fuel

Riverkeeper blasts Indian Point re-use plan, pushes tax on spent nuclear fuel

The environmental group Riverkeeper says a proposal to re-use portions of the Indian Point site before the power plant is cleaned up is unrealistic. Instead, it wants the state to collect taxes on spent nuclear fuel to help local towns weather budget shortfalls. In a letter to the head of the state Public Service Commission, Riverkeeper...
AIM Pipeline Information

AIM Pipeline Information

Algonquin Incremental Market Pipeline Risk Analysis Report: — Algonquin Gas Pipeline Safety Study     — Letter to FERC
Gordon Edwards

Gordon Edwards

The new nuclear reactors — which do not exist, have not been built or tested, and even under the most optimistic scenario cannot be deployed for at least 10 or 20 years (if ever) — are intended by the Government of Canada to be installed in small communities in the north (including First Nations) and...
Op-Ed: Indian Point Should Be Decommissioned, Cleaned Up ASAP

Op-Ed: Indian Point Should Be Decommissioned, Cleaned Up ASAP

Riverkeeper submitted its comments on the Annual Report from the State Indian Point Closure Task Force on Friday, June 8, 2018. The report lays out for the public complex issues regarding spent fuel management, current U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations, the radiological contamination of the site, effects on communities and workers, and useful references regarding other reactors that have...

Letter: No time like the present for renewable energy sourcing

If there’s one thing to say about your June 4 editorial, “Cleaner Power Plant Still Uses Fossil Fuels,” it’s that you ask the right questions. Following a concise description of the proposed “Danskammer Energy Center” at the site of the now closed Hudson River power plant, you cover the major claims of its owners. These...
Citizens Oversight Board

Citizens Oversight Board

DRAFT COB Legislation 4-11-18 Clean (1) — Initial Lengths of COB Terms (1) — Municipal Resolution in Support of COB legislation..3.11.18.revised (1) DRAFT MUNICIPAL RESOLUTION URGING THE NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE TO ADOPT LEGISLATION CREATING A CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT BOARD FOR THE DECOMMISSIONING OF INDIAN POINT ENERGY CENTER Whereas the ______(town/village/city) Board/Council strives to protect its...
Bipartisan Support for Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Bill — Except in Nevada

Bipartisan Support for Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Bill — Except in Nevada

The House will take up legislation this week that would help restart the stalled process for making Nevada’s Yucca Mountain a central repository for commercial nuclear waste. After years of false starts and misses, the bill is moving with bipartisan support. In Nevada, however, there is bipartisan opposition to the Yucca project, and the state’s...

Addressing the impact of Indian Point’s closure

Indian Point Energy Center is scheduled to cease operation in 2021. When the plant closes, the Village of Buchanan and the Town of Cortlandt will be left with a large amount of stranded nuclear waste onsite. This week I offered an amendment with Congressman Brad Schneider (IL) that would help communities like Buchanan and the...