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Monthly archive August, 2018

Citizens Advisory Panel Skeptical Over Sale of Pilgrim Nuclear Powerplant

The Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel expressed deep skepticism regarding Entergy’s decision to sell the Pilgrim powerplant in Plymouth on Wednesday night. Entergy is looking to sell the plant to a joint company after it officially closes in June 2019. Entergy claims the two companies, Holtech International and SNC Lavalin, have more experience with nuclear...

Letter to Senator Murphy

Senator Murphy, Please get this following paragraph and attached facts into your head and let the truth come out of your mouth when you speak about our energy instead of the repeated misinformation you spew as in https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/terrence-murphy/indian-point-replacement-power-plan-gets-short-circuited Your constituent Gary Shaw explains – According to Reuters, NYPA, the only distributor of electricity to municipal...

Information on a Climate Action Town Hall

Information on a Climate Action Town Hall on August 30. From Courtney Williams. Cynthia Nixon is hosting a Climate Action Town Hall Aug 30th at 830pm. Here’s the event link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xJ0fqeRnR3arC7ovnsGQfw We are working on hosting a viewing party in Peekskill to make our pipeline issue a topic of discussion. As we finalize plans for...
JOSH FOX IS COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU! AND IT IS NOT A MOVIE

JOSH FOX IS COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU! AND IT IS NOT A MOVIE

IPSEC is co hosting the workshop performance of the new play by Josh Fox on Tuesday, August 14. It’s playing as part of the Movies That Matter series organized by Joyce Hanson. Come to the First Presbyterian Church of Beacon to see this new work. The church is located at 50 Liberty Street near McKinley...
Cunningham’s Corner - Light’s Out?

Cunningham’s Corner – Light’s Out?

Last week, I referenced the 1948 classic movie, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, in which the real estate agent was finally going to unload “the old Hackett place.” As the laconic description continued, “He knows a sucker when he sees one. He sees one.” Of course, the Hackett place was unloaded to the unsuspecting apartment dwellers...

Note from Marilyn Elie

The 2012 power replacement plan for Indian Point called for a mix of grid improvement, demand response, hydro, conservation, distributed generation, efficiency, and yes, unfortunately, gas. This was all delivered and the absence of CPV will be accounted for – given the excess amount of power that is already being produced and declining demand. Yes,...

Entergy Agrees to Post-Shutdown Sale of Pilgrim, Palisades Nuclear Power Plants to Holtec International for Decommissioning

PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts and COVERT, Michigan – Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) has agreed to sell the subsidiaries that own the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and the Palisades Power Plant in Covert, Michigan, after their shutdowns and reactor defuelings, to a Holtec International subsidiary for accelerated decommissioning. The sales include the transfer of the licenses, spent fuel, and...
Could Indian Point be next nuclear power plant up for sale?

Could Indian Point be next nuclear power plant up for sale?

Entergy spokesman Jerry Nappi declined to say if the Louisiana-based company plans to sell the Buchanan site after the plant shuts down in 2021, but would not rule out the move. “Entergy will consider all potential commercial possibilities for Indian Point, including sale and transfer to a company that specializes in decommissioning,” Nappi said. “We have...

Riverkeeper letter to editor

From Richard Webster at Riverkeeper By the way, on CPV its already clear its NOT needed to replace Indian Point.  Here is an LTE we wrote on the issue a while back after a bad WSJ op-ed: In an op-ed on May 18, Robert Bryce continues to present inaccurate and outdated information regarding the closure...