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NRC Meetings On Community Advisory Boards Include One Near Indian Point

NRC Meetings On Community Advisory Boards Include One Near Indian Point

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding public meetings about best practices for community advisory boards associated with decommissioning nuclear power plants. One of the 11 meetings will take place near the Indian Point nuclear point plant in Westchester County, New York. The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act was signed into law in January. In...
2019 Water Festival, NYC Friends of Clearwater

2019 Water Festival, NYC Friends of Clearwater

The Water Festival was dedicated to the memory  of Gary Shaw and all that he stood for.
Decommissioning Articles

Decommissioning Articles

Radioactive Skeletons in Holtec International’s Closet… Articles, and other posts, listed in backwards chronological order: Posted September 28, 2019 — MA AG Healey sues federal nuclear regulators over Plymouth plant transfer As reported by the Boston Globe. Holtec International has also proposed “temporarily storing” a grand total of 173,600 metric tons of commercial irradiated nuclear fuel at a...
Fracking may be a bigger climate problem than we thought

Fracking may be a bigger climate problem than we thought

The mysterious recent spike in methane emissions? It just might be US fracking. As greenhouse gases go, methane gets less attention than carbon dioxide, but it is a key contributor to climate change. Methane doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long as CO2 and is reabsorbed into terrestrial cycles via chemical reactions within 12 years or so....
The Hoax That Nuclear Power Is Green

The Hoax That Nuclear Power Is Green

From Karl Grossman: please share and post to your social media. Just out TV program — “The Hoax That Nuclear Power Is Green.”  This “Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman” demolishes the hoax that nuclear power is green.  The program features actor Alec Baldwin who has long challenged nuclear power; former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Gregory...
New York Becomes the Leader on Climate Change

New York Becomes the Leader on Climate Change

This article details how New York State’s new climate law will work out over the next two years.  It ia a must read and something we all need to become familar with. The next two years will be crucial in determing energy policy and the status of nuclear reactors in the state.  Long story short...
2019 Corn Fest, Beacon Sloop Club

2019 Corn Fest, Beacon Sloop Club

Here are a few pictures from the Corn Fest for those who have never been there.   Plan ahead for the Pumpkin Festival on Sunday, October 20th.  I will be out of town and hope someone else can go to maintain an Indian Point presence. Marilyn It was a picture perfect day for the Corn Festival...
Can Nuclear Power Save the Planet OR A  Tale of Two Reactors

Can Nuclear Power Save the Planet OR A Tale of Two Reactors

Have you noticed a lot of articles lately about how good nuclear power is for the environment, especially as an answer to climate change?  The Nuclear Energy Institute, the trade and publicity group for the industry is running a full court press on this topic right now. You can always tell an article based on...
Riverkeeper: Indian Point closing poses no problem to New Yorkers

Riverkeeper: Indian Point closing poses no problem to New Yorkers

To the editor: Re “Cuomo’s war on the power grid” (July 18): The Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce once again indulges in inaccurate scare-mongering regarding the effect of closing the Indian Point power plant by using outdated information from New York’s grid operator, the New York Independent System Operator, or NYISO. In a 2017 report, NYISO found that...
NRC Indian Point Meeting Draws Small, Questioning Crowd

NRC Indian Point Meeting Draws Small, Questioning Crowd

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held its annual public meeting on the Indian Point plant in Westchester Thursday night. The few who attended had a long list of questions about decommissioning. NRC officials briefly spoke about the 2018 safety performance of the Buchanan-based plant, with all inspection findings and performance indicators of very low safety significance,...
The 7 reasons why nuclear energy is not the answer to solve climate change

The 7 reasons why nuclear energy is not the answer to solve climate change

There is a small group of scientists that have proposed replacing 100% of the world’s fossil fuel power plants with nuclear reactors as a way to solve climate change. Many others propose nuclear grow to satisfy up to 20 percent of all our energy (not just electricity) needs. They advocate that nuclear is a “clean”...
Strawberry Fest

Strawberry Fest

It was a perfect day for Strawberry Fest.  It was a big crowd with a lot of curious folks who wanted to know about Indian Point and had never heard of a Citizens Oversight Board.  It is an easy sell. Open or closed Indian Point needs supervision! Not one person disagreed with that.  50 people...