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Note from Tim Judson

https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/news/press/release/schumer-gillibrand-lowey-demand-answers-from-holtec-on-plans-to-decommission-indian-point This is a pretty good set of demands, though it leaves out the essential issue of what Holtec will do if/when the decom funds run out of money. Pointed questions on that are essential. The potential for the limited liability corp. (LLC) that actually owns Indian Point to declare bankruptcy and leave the decommissioning...

Schumer, Gillibrand, Lowey Demand Answers From Holtec On Plans To Decommission Indian Point

With Entergy Corporation Planning to Transfer Indian Point License to Holtec International, Lawmakers Seek Information on How Holtec Plans to Carry Out Decommissioning Activities Once Indian Point Shuts Down Starting Next Year Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY-17) today sent a...

Note from Donna

The NRC has no regulatory authority over the expenditure of decommissioning funds. The licensees submit a Decommissioning Cost Plan to the NRC for review, but not for approval. One authority the NRC does have is to allow some decommissioning funds to be used for dry storage. If the NRC determines there are sufficient funds to...

Note about Holtec cask

Below is a drawing of a partial view of the interior cavity of the Holtec HI-STORM 100 carbon steel lined concrete storage cask. This model is stored above ground at numerous U.S. nuclear facilities, such as Indian Point. As each Holtec thin-wall (1/2″ thick) stainless steel canister (about 50 tons) is loaded into a concrete...

Red Flags Raised Over Radioactive Waste at Indian Point Plants. CAB or COB?

Supervisor of Cortlandt Linda Puglisi and Theresa Knickerbo, Mayor of Buchnnan, asked the NRC to declare her appointed group of politicians and business people the “official ” citizens group to represent Cortlandt during the decommissioning process. This is her so called Citizens Advisory Panel Those of us who been working on the draft of a...

Decommissioning article links

This list was compiled by Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear Just type in the name of the article in your browser to see the full article. See a similarly long list re: SNC-Lavalin’s skeletons in the closet, posted at Beyond Nuclear’s DECOMMISSIONING website section. Radioactive Skeletons in Holtec International’s Closet… Articles, and other posts, listed in...

Decomissioning article links

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...

Healey sues federal nuclear regulators over Plymouth plant transfer

By Danny McDonald Globe Staff, September 26, 2019, 11:25 p.m. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth.DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF/GLOBE STAFF Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is suing the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission over the approved transfer of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station’s license to a company with no prior experience in decommissioning a nuclear power plant. The commission last month...

96 Organizations Join Call to Suspend NRC Pilgrim License Transfer

Thank you Marie for this link. This happens to be for Pilgrim.  Expect much the same for Indian Point.  IPSEC is one of the 96 organizations that signed on to this letter. This is a good letter to forward to your elected officials.  Let them understand how Holtec and the NRC work together.  Certainly not...

Sierra Club Tool Kit, intended for GND and useful for COB!

Sierra club has an excellent toolkit at the Q below.  They are suggesting things that could lead to a real gra inss roots movement.  Included are “drop by visits”  if you can’t  get an official visit, taking a small gift of flowers or a plant to symbolize the Green New Deal, taking a selfie of your...

Plymouth League of Women Voters sends letter of protest to NRC

Entergy, the license holder for Indian Point, wants to sell to Holtec for the decommissioning of Indian Point.   The company has run into opposition in its bid to decommission Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts. They are planning an accelerated decommissioning schedule, something the company has never tried before and have proposed the same practice for...

Nuclear waste stranded at Indian Point as feds search for permanent solution

What will happen to Indian Point spent nuclear fuel rods? Thomas Zambito for lohud reports. Ricky Flores/Frank Becerra Jr./lohud The bold plan to rid the nation’s nuclear power plants of spent fuel that’s been piling up for decades is spelled out, down to the tiniest of details, in a 2002 Department of Energy report that took...