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Indian Point Planning to Shut Down as Scheduled in 2021

Indian Point Planning to Shut Down as Scheduled in 2021

Note from Gary Shaw

Note from Gary Shaw

At the Cortlandt Community Unity meeting last night, Mike Twomey of Entergy was emphatic that there will be no sale or change to the property for a fairly  long time (at least a couple of years) before they can even form a  plan.  They have no idea how much area will be required for materials...
Panel recommends Indian Point consider opening for redevelopment

Panel recommends Indian Point consider opening for redevelopment

A state task force created to address the impact of the planned closing of Indian Point Energy Center is asking the nuclear plant’s owner and operator to consider opening up parts of the site to development. The recommendation was one of several in a 280-page annual report the Indian Point Closure Task Force released May 9....
Indian Point Presentations

Indian Point Presentations

Manna Jo Greene presentation link: indian_point_manna_jo_greene Gary Shaw presentation link: Gary’s slides
Storage and Transport of Irradiated Fuel Rods

Storage and Transport of Irradiated Fuel Rods

Storing and transporting irradiated fuel rods has been the subject of much discussion and misinformation.  Part of the problem is the vocabulary that is commonly used when discussing this thorny problem. This is an attempt to clarify the current process at Indian Point as high-level radioactive waste is moved from fuel pools to on-site storage....
NRC, NYS Discuss A Repair At Indian Point

NRC, NYS Discuss A Repair At Indian Point

Safety at the soon-to-be shuttered Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County was the subject of a public conference call Thursday with officials from New York state and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. At issue was a repair at one of the reactors. The NRC had approved the method of repair and says there is...
Riverkeeper pledges legal action against efforts to replace Indian Point energy with gas

Riverkeeper pledges legal action against efforts to replace Indian Point energy with gas

The environmental group Riverkeeper plans to challenge a Maryland company’s efforts to operate a natural gas plant in New York because of its ties to a former top Cuomo Administration aide convicted of bribery, The Journal News/lohud.com has learned. The move threatens to upend the state’s energy future once the Indian Point nuclear power plant...
State budget includes $24 million for power plant closure fund

State budget includes $24 million for power plant closure fund

ALBANY – A total of $24 million has been included in the new state budget for communities affected by power plant closures. The power plant closure fund provides financial assistance to municipalities and school districts that experience a 20 percent loss in tax collections directly due to a power plant closing. Last year $15 million...

IP2 begins final refueling and maintenance outage

BUCHANAN – The Indian Point nuclear power plant unit two has been shut down for its 23rd and final scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Entergy will also perform upgrades to the facility, said spokesman Jerry Nappi. “In order for the plant to run reliably for another two years the company made a commitment to invest...
Earth Matters: Percoco and the Power Plant

Earth Matters: Percoco and the Power Plant

Before the first backhoe broke ground in 2015 for the new 22-acre Valley Energy Center off Route 6 in the Orange County town of Wawayanda, concerned neighbors and county residents were already organized as Protect Orange County (POC). As early as 2013, they were picketing the proposed site to protest the permits issued for a massive fracked gas plant....
STILL VIGILANT

STILL VIGILANT

BUCHANAN, N.Y. — On the seventh anniversary of the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, an annual walk held in memory of that disaster stopped at the Indian Point Energy Center on Sunday, March 11. Led by Jun Yasuda, a Japanese Buddhist nun, the Water Walk for Life consisted of 11 legs that...
Nuclear Tragedy Anniversary Raises Concerns about Indian Point

Nuclear Tragedy Anniversary Raises Concerns about Indian Point

A group of environmentalists gathered in Peekskill Sunday afternoon commemorating the seventh anniversary of the nuclear tragedy in Fukushima, Japan and cautioning if Indian Point could be next. Throughout the five-hour ceremony, members of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC) sang songs, gathered in prayer and raised awareness to the possible effects radiation exposure...