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Questions about closing Indian Point and what NYS plans to do

I have found that generally speaking the business point of view is about a decade behind research and what experts in the field are saying.  Neither do they normally take into consideration high level radioactive waste disposal, the cost to water bodies on which the reactors are located, decommissioning at the end of the life...

Why a Citizens Oversight Board?

Our country does not have a well-defined policy in regard to where and how to store high level radioactive waste. Bury it in a big hole someday, somewhere is about as far as we have gotten in determining what to do with plutonium, cesium, and a multitude of radioactive daughter products that are part of...
Indian Point closure will put power supply in flux

Indian Point closure will put power supply in flux

The basic premise of this article is just plain wrong. If you ignore the headline and the first graph you will find the voices of different people from Riverkeeper and Pace laying out the facts and proving that Indian Point has been replaced. You will also find AREA represented without a notation that they are...

Note from Marilyn Elie

Thank you for your enquiry into how to document the lack of profits for Entergy from Indian Point. Entergy has been quite clear in their closing statements to the stock market, their shareholders and in public remarks that they are leaving because they cannot make enough profit in this market. They are closing out all...
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...