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Leslie Sullivan Sachs: Vermont Yankee impossible to trust

Entergy, the owner of Indian Point reactors, also owns VT Yankee. They are trying to sell  the reactor to a decommissioning firm called North Star.  It is anticipated that North Star will also bid for the job of decommissioning Indian Point.  The behavior of Entergy in VT is described by a resident who saw it...
As Nuclear Plant Closes, Fears Shift From Contamination to Financial Pain

As Nuclear Plant Closes, Fears Shift From Contamination to Financial Pain

CORTLANDT, N.Y.—The closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant is three years away but already the local school district is preparing for the possibility of teacher layoffs, higher taxes and even shutting down a school. Hendrick Hudson School District, a system with nearly 2,500 students, derives about a third of its annual budget—or $24 million—from Indian...
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...
"Why Didn't You Fight Back?" And Other Questions That Keep Male Sexual Harassment Victims Silent

“Why Didn’t You Fight Back?” And Other Questions That Keep Male Sexual Harassment Victims Silent

Until just 20 years ago, federal law didn’t even accept that men could be harassed by other men. These men’s stories show we still have a long way to go. Even before the butt-grabbing incident, James Tepperwien said his colleague Vito Messina had come onto him at least three times. Usually it happened during target...

Solar, wind won’t come in time in New York

Jerry Kramer is blind, deaf and dumb when it comes to Indian Point power plant.  It is always the same old story. Gotta have that gas since nuclear is going away.   The report he is so quick to quote has a second sceanrio.  That one spells out how renewables along with conservation, efficiency, demand response,...

Letter from Robert May

As a resident living near Indian Point I am truly thankful and appreciative of the high level of commitment and professionalism of the employees of Indian Point. I am grateful for their hard work and dedication in protecting all of us and their devotion to the efficient operation of the plant However, there are certain elements, unique...
Earth Matters: Hudson Valley Earthquakes

Earth Matters: Hudson Valley Earthquakes

The rumble and bang of an earthquake woke some Putnam and upper Westchester County residents early on Wednesday February 7. Social media posts and comments directed at local news outlets had the temblor, centered in Putnam Valley, rattling windows (but injuring no one) from West Point to Peekskill to Connecticut. Despite a modest 2.2 magnitude, a...
Governor must reveal risks of fracked gas pipeline near nuclear storage: View

Governor must reveal risks of fracked gas pipeline near nuclear storage: View

Sister Bette Ann Jaster of the Dominican Sisters of Hope has compiled a compelling letter and video asking the Governor to release the tax payer funded risk assessment of a gas pipeline running close to high level radioactive waste at Indian Point. Don’t miss the January 25 vigil. It is another way to try to...

Local Officials Feel Shortchanged by Gov. with Indian Point

Letter: CPV is a toxic plant in residential area

The letter writer makes the point that CPV was approved long before Entergy decided to close Indian Point. Therfore, closing a nuclear reactor is not a justification for opening a methane plant, even if some politicians try to use it as an excuse. The writer goes on to clearly state how Indian Point can be...
Forum sheds light on complicated Indian Point closure

Forum sheds light on complicated Indian Point closure

While it’s years away, the Indian Point nuclear power plant will close, and there will be huge ramifications, including here in Dutchess County. New Orleans-based Entergy, the plant’s owner, faced many regulatory hurdles and lawsuits if it continued a permit renewal process. Earlier this year, citing “deteriorating economics,” Entergy said it would shutter the facility in Buchanan....

“Legislative Fix Can End Cuomo’s Nuclear Bailout” by David Williams

“For public officials across the country, micromanaging energy supplies and prices is a favorite pastime. New York State is certainly no exception, as shown by the recent kerfuffle over the bailout of three nuclear power plants in upstate New York. A group of lawmakers led by Governor Andrew Cuomo are intent on keeping these upstate...