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Monthly archive May, 2019

Different kinds of decommissioning from Tim Judson

The important thing to remember is that decommissioning has effectively been deregulated for the past twenty years. The current regs only categorize the licensee’s approach to decommissioning in the broadest possible terms, and they are not mutually exclusive. And none of them have anything to do with the storage of irradiated fuel. DECON means starting...

What is DECON? and suggested handout on canisters and suggested talking points

When referring to storage containers, the vendors are now trying to call their thin canisters “thick canisters” and “robust cask systems”, so it’s important to be more specific.  Technically, the term “canister” is not used to define thick metal casks, but most people don’t know the difference between the word “canister and “cask”, so I...
States Are Using Taxpayer Money to Greenwash Dirty Nuclear Power

States Are Using Taxpayer Money to Greenwash Dirty Nuclear Power

This is one of the best article refuting the use of nuclear power for climate change that I have seen. It is also one of the few that say flat out that nuclear power is not carbon free and to clearly lay out the fuel cycle facts. All of the dirty lies the industry is...

Town hall meeting held on impact of Indian Point closure in Cortlandt

Cortlandt Town Hall was packed with task force members and residents Thursday to discuss a new agreement to sell the Indian Point power plant. Indian Point is scheduled to shut down by April 2021. The plant’s buyer, Holtec International, was not present at the meeting. The Buchanan, Cortlandt and Hendrick Hudson school districts will lose...

Letter to the editor

Rick Pezzullo’s article in the April 1 Examiner, “Indian Point Community Advisory Panel” describes the recent Press Conference in Buchanan at which the formation of a Community Advisory Panel was formally announced with a minimum of advance notice to the public – far less than a decision of this importance should require.. For the past...
Entergy Sells Indian Point To Holtec International

Entergy Sells Indian Point To Holtec International

Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) has agreed to sell the subsidiaries that own Indian Point Units 1, 2, and 3, located in Buchanan, N.Y., to a Holtec International subsidiary for decommissioning. The sale, which will be effective after Unit 3 has been shut down and permanently defueled, includes the transfer of the licenses, spent fuel, decommissioning...