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Monthly archive January, 2020

Officials, Residents Grill Company Chosen to Decommission Indian Pt.

Local elected officials and residents last week grilled a representative from the company selected to decommission the Indian Point nuclear power plants in Buchanan after the facility shuts down next year. Joe Delmar, senior director of Government Affairs and Communications at Holtec International, appeared at a meeting of the Indian Point Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory...
A False Answer, a Big Political Connection and $260 Million in Tax Breaks

A False Answer, a Big Political Connection and $260 Million in Tax Breaks

Holtec International gave a false answer in a 2014 New Jersey tax break application connected to political boss George E. Norcross III, a Holtec board member. Five days after WNYC and ProPublica asked about it, lawyers called it “inadvertent” and asked the state to correct it. Thank you Susan for this link to the ProPublica...

Holtec Rap Sheet

Here is the latest Holtec Rap Sheet for use at meetings with state officials. Please TEXT me if you notice any typos or other errors.  -Nancy Vann http://www.ipsecinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Holtec-SNC-L-Profiles-1-15-20.docx

Clearwater comments on Holtec/IP decommissioning story is posted, will air today

Hi, all — WNYC, the flagship NPR station in New York, has posted its story on Holtec and Indian Point.  It’s even-handed, giving some space to the other side, which is to be expected, but within that I think it’s quite good.  There is more detail in the audio version than the shorter written version...
Dangers of Gas Transmission through pipelines at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

Dangers of Gas Transmission through pipelines at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

• Enbridge’s inability to shut off the gas on the Algonquin pipelines at Indian Point within three minutes from notification of a rupture as confirmed during the NYS Public Service Commission audit. • Entergy’s faulty risk analysis. • Lack of oversight for the security of the new AIM 42-inch high-pressure gas pipeline and the older...
Holtec's Plan To Demolish Indian Point Generates Many Questions

Holtec’s Plan To Demolish Indian Point Generates Many Questions

The cost to dismantle, demolish and remove the plant and store the fuel rods is estimated at $2.3 billion. The cost to dismantle, demolish and haul away the Indian Point nuclear plant and store the fuel rods is estimated at $2.3 billion. (Entergy) CORTLANDT, NY — Cortlandt residents concerned about plans to tear down the...

Holtec Projects $2.3 Billion Price Tag for Indian Point Decommissioning

Holtec International believes it can complete decommissioning of the three nuclear reactors at the Indian Point Energy Center in upstate New York in 12 to 15 years at a cost of $2.3 billion, according to a new filing with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Power company Entergy said in April it would sell the Buchanan,...
Is The Company Poised To Dismantle Indian Point Too Radioactive?

Is The Company Poised To Dismantle Indian Point Too Radioactive?

Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, NY. SETH WENIG/AP/SHUTTERSTOCK When Deb Milone looks at the soon-to-close Indian Point Energy Center, standing sentinel on a promontory above the Hudson River, she sees a future business campus, manufacturing hub, or some other revenue generator. “It’s 90 acres, and it’s a huge amount of tax loss to us,” said...

Revised letter as presented to NDCAP 1/15/2020

Folks here is the letter Corie and I worked up and presented tonight for distribution/ use….Please circulate to whoever we may have missed on the list… Thanks, Hank This country and American business are going through soul searching around two crashes of the Boeing 737 Max. A respected company, almost an American institution of excellence,...
Tool Kit for Legislative Visits

Tool Kit for Legislative Visits

Here are some suggestions  for materials you can use when you visit your legislator.  Feel free to use this material as is or put things in your own words.  You can leave this information with your representative. Just paste in the name of the elected and the people attending the meeting. Also attached is a...
Calls to reuse concrete from demolished nuclear sites

Calls to reuse concrete from demolished nuclear sites

Concrete from decommissioned nuclear sites should be reused to fill in voids after reactors are demolished, an Aecom-led report concludes. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) tasked Aecom with the research, which was included in the NDA’s Direct Research Portfolio Annual Report for 2018-19. The NDA is responsible for cleaning up the legacy from the UK’s...

Decommissioning Costs for Indian Point Units 1, 2 and 3

I do not see how these figures would allow Holtec to clean up the millions of gallons of contaminants under the plants. https://www.exchangemonitor.com/holtec-projects-2-3-billion-price-tag-indian-point-decommissoining/?printmode=1 Here’s a story on the leaks with the map http://bit.ly/2nYmWl8 And the map: http://rogerwitherspoon.com/docs/ipgroundwatercontaminationmap3.pdf Decommissioning Costs for Indian Point Units 1, 2 and 3 There are three main categories of cleanup for decommissioning at...