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Officials Urge Goverener to Sign Bill to Benefit Indian Pt Workers

Officials Urge Goverener to Sign Bill to Benefit Indian Pt Workers

Harckham and Galef Urge Gov. Cuomo to Sign Indian Point Bill

State Sen. Harckham at a press conference in Buchanan, NY, calling for Indian Point job protections and guarantees. Legislation will offer job protections and guarantees for the workers at the Indian Point Energy Center New York State Senator Pete Harckham and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that will offer job...
Standing With Indian Point Workers

Standing With Indian Point Workers

Dear Suzannah, Today I hosted a press conference with Assemblywoman Galef where together with local leaders we urged Governor Cuomo to sign legislation that would protect jobs for Indian Point workers.  I introduced this legislation with the goal of requiring the decommissioning process to retain the current workforce instead of bringing in cheap, unskilled labor...

Holtec: a poor choice to decommission Indian Point

Riverkeeper Opposes Company Chosen to Decommission Indian Point The environmental advocacy group that was involved in the negotiations that led to the decision to close the Indian Point nuclear power plants is publicly opposing the company selected to decommission the facility in Buchanan. Riverkeeper has launched a petition urging Entergy Corporation, owners of the plants,...
Video on NYISO: What is the New York Independent System Operator

Video on NYISO: What is the New York Independent System Operator

This video provides a quick, 10 minute introduction to the guardian of our grid, the New York Independent System Operator or NYISO. NYISO is an Independent, non profit organization that uses rules and regulations to ensure reliability and integrity so that our grid performs flawlessly to deliver electricity to our homes and businesses. While we...

Small Modular Nuclear Reactors: a case of wishful thinking at best

On Friday the 13th, September 2019, the St John Telegraph-Journal’s front page was dominated by what many gullible readers hoped will be a good luck story for New Brunswick – making the province a booming and prosperous Nuclear Energy powerhouse for the entire world. After many months of behind-the-scenes meetings throughout New Brunswick with...

URGENT! WE Need Your Help! Legislation for a Safe Decommissioning

If you are reading this you are part of the plan to talk with your state legislator about the need for a Citizens Oversight Board for a safe decommissioning of Indian Point. The deadline is January 23. That is when the budget is done. First of all make sure that your state rep is in...
Entergy Asks For OK To Transfer Indian Point's License

Entergy Asks For OK To Transfer Indian Point’s License

Entergy Corporation has asked for approval to transfer the license of Indian Point Energy Center, officials say. A License Transfer Application was filed with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission through the affiliates of Entergy Corporation and Holtec International on Friday, Nov. 22. The application requests approval for the transfer of the NRC licenses for the...

Five years after its shutdown, Windham County still feels loss of Vermont Yankee

This is an interesting observation from a resident and member of the Citizens Advisory Panel who lives in the Vermont Yankee area.  They are still recovering from the closing of the plant.  Evidently, there was no mass turnover with many homes going on the market at the same time.  I have not seen any discussion...
Request Made to Accelerate Decommissioning of Indian Pt. Plants

Request Made to Accelerate Decommissioning of Indian Pt. Plants

The owners of the Indian Point nuclear power plants and their chosen successors have requested approval to speed up the decommissioning process. Entergy Corporation and Holtec International, through their affiliates, announced last week they had jointly filed a License Transfer Application with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, requesting approval for the transfer of the NRC...

Note from Tim Judson

https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/news/press/release/schumer-gillibrand-lowey-demand-answers-from-holtec-on-plans-to-decommission-indian-point This is a pretty good set of demands, though it leaves out the essential issue of what Holtec will do if/when the decom funds run out of money. Pointed questions on that are essential. The potential for the limited liability corp. (LLC) that actually owns Indian Point to declare bankruptcy and leave the decommissioning...