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Holtec seeks approval to buy, scrap nuclear power plant

Holtec seeks approval to buy, scrap nuclear power plant

CAMDEN – Holtec International is looking to buy up nuclear plants in order to take them down. But environmentalists and elected officials have expressed concerns over the company’s plans to decommission nuclear plants across the country and to store thousands of tons of radioactive waste at a proposed facility in New Mexico. The Camden firm said...
Holtec Files Request to Acquire Pilgrim Nuclear Plant by End of 2019

Holtec Files Request to Acquire Pilgrim Nuclear Plant by End of 2019

PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts – Entergy Corp. and Holtec International, through their affiliates, asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) today to approve the sale of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to Holtec after shutdown. Holtec plans to complete decommissioning and site restoration decades sooner than if Entergy completed decommissioning. The companies jointly filed a License Transfer...
An Act of Civil Disobedience

An Act of Civil Disobedience

On October 10, 2016, several of us climbed over the fence surrounding the Spectra pipeline construction adjacent to the Indian Point nuclear power facility on the banks of the Hudson River in Cortlandt Manor, New icYork. The purpose of our civil disobedience was to delay the placement of 42-inch diameter pipes under the Hudson River...

Inspection Report IP2&3 2018

criticality steam coming through the wall of 8″ pipe containment integrity compromised These are words you never want to hear in regard to Indian Point.  The NRC regards all three as green findings… More reasons than ever for watch dogging the reactor and pushing for a COB. I have attached the report. IP2&3 2018-003final
Cuomo signs bill giving state aid to Hendrick Hudson after decade-old error

Cuomo signs bill giving state aid to Hendrick Hudson after decade-old error

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill this month that will reimburse the Hendrick Hudson school district for state aid denied more than a decade ago because of a clerical error. Hendrick Hudson will be reimbursed more than $520,000 by the state, and an additional $880,000 in penalties will be forgiven. Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter said previous administrators...
Attacking Nuclear As Dangerous, New IPCC Climate Change Report Promotes Land-Intensive Renewables

Attacking Nuclear As Dangerous, New IPCC Climate Change Report Promotes Land-Intensive Renewables

This is Schellenberger’s misguided critique of the IPCC Climate Change Report that he claims favors renewables over nuclear. Some flaws in his argument: Schellenberger is totally married to big centralized generating units, like nuclear, and the myth that the need for electricity is ravenous throughout the world.  He seems to have no idea about electricity...
What’s Next for Indian Point?

What’s Next for Indian Point?

Like many aging nuclear reactors, Indian Point, which has defined the Town of Buchanan for 40 years, was caught up in declining electricity prices and declining demand when its owner, Entergy Corporation, decided to shut the plant. In addition to lower revenues and costly upgrades, Entergy was facing an expensive court case plus hearings before the...

Note from Michel Lee

“The Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC) formed after Sept 11 as a broad coalition of public policy, public health, civic and environmental groups. We did indeed, initially focus on Indian Point. However, as our members grew more informed about the enormous negatives of nuclear power, we realized the ethical imperative of attend more broadly...

Indian Point operating licenses renewed through shutdown and beyond

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday renewed the licenses of Indian Point’s two working reactors for the years leading up to the Buchanan power plant’s 2021 shutdown and beyond. The renewal of licenses for Units 2 and 3 comes after 11 years of regulatory review and years of litigation with the state of New York,...
Indian Point nuclear reactor shut down -- again

Indian Point nuclear reactor shut down — again

The NRC’s on-site inspectors are monitoring repairs. “The plant responded as designed and our resident inspectors currently have no safety concerns with plant response or operator performance,” Sheehan said. It’s unclear when the reactor will resume generating power. The nine-day shutdown was prompted by the presence of boron – white powder residue formed when boric...
Anti-terror training at Indian Point tonight includes simulated gunfire

Anti-terror training at Indian Point tonight includes simulated gunfire

The crack of gunfire echoing out of the Indian Point nuclear power plant tonight won’t be the real thing. Indian Point’s security team will be conducting counter-terrorism training drills at the Buchanan plant, complete with laser “bullets” that mimic the sound of actual gunfire. “During the drills, persons near the site may hear the sound...
Cuomo must halt all fracked-gas risk in New York, Ossining nun says

Cuomo must halt all fracked-gas risk in New York, Ossining nun says

A letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, signed by more than 100 faith leaders, asked him to shut down all fracked gas infrastructures and commit New York to 100 percent renewable energy. That includes pressing the federal Energy Regulatory Commission to shut down the 42-inch Algonquin Incremental Market gas pipeline that passes the Indian Point nuclear power facility....