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Buchanan, N.Y.: A Waterfront Village Braces for Big Changes

Buchanan, N.Y.: A Waterfront Village Braces for Big Changes

The southern half of Buchanan, a tiny northern Westchester suburb on the Hudson River, is crisscrossed by leafy streets lined with well-tended homes. The northern half is another story: an industrial expanse that includes Con Edison switchyards, a gypsum manufacturing facility and Entergy’s Indian Point Energy Center, with its domed nuclear reactors set on 240 riverfront acres. With the plant scheduled to...

Protestors Call for Pipeline Shut Down After Risk Report Released

Local activists and environmental groups called on Governor Andrew Cuomo Sunday to shut down the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline following the release last Friday of a long-awaited Risk Assessment report. Protestors gathered in Croton-on-Hudson at a fundraiser where Cuomo was scheduled to appear after the multi-agency completed report, which was due more than 18...
NYS agencies urge 'additional scrutiny' of Algonquin pipeline near Indian Point

NYS agencies urge ‘additional scrutiny’ of Algonquin pipeline near Indian Point

Several New York state agencies are urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to institute additional safety measures on the Algonquin Pipeline portions near the Indian Point nuclear reactor. In a letter to the commission, officials from the state health, public safety, environmental conservation and homeland security agencies called for “additional scrutiny and monitoring” to minimize risks...

Four False Claims for Nuclear Power Refuted by Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute

Stewart Brand of Whole Earth Catalog and Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute have been friends for years.  They talked about nuclear power and came to two different conclusions. When Stewart came out in support of nuclear power some time ago Amory demolished his arguments in a carefully reasoned way that touches on the four following...

State agencies demand FERC reduce risks of pipelines near Indian Point

ALBANY – The New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency services, and the departments of Public Service, Environmental Conservation and Health, Friday, issued a letter to the Federal Energy Research Commission with the results of a recently completed, independent risk analysis addressing a part of the Algonquin natural gas pipelines located near the Indian...
NRC Annual Meeting

NRC Annual Meeting

My name is Gary Shaw and I have been involved in the Indian Point issue since February of 2000 when IP2 had a steam pipe rupture..  It seems to me that since the closure deal made by Entergy, New York State and Riverkeeper, NRC has been less responsible for providing information about unexpected events.  Most...
NRC Staff Holds Public Hearing On Indian Point Nuclear Power Performance

NRC Staff Holds Public Hearing On Indian Point Nuclear Power Performance

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of Indian Point nuclear power plants, operated by Entergy, during a public meeting on June 21 in Tarrytown. The meeting, to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, at 455 South Broadway, begins at 7 p.m. NRC staff responsible for plant inspections, including the resident inspectors based full-time at...
Riverkeeper blasts Indian Point re-use plan, pushes tax on spent nuclear fuel

Riverkeeper blasts Indian Point re-use plan, pushes tax on spent nuclear fuel

The environmental group Riverkeeper says a proposal to re-use portions of the Indian Point site before the power plant is cleaned up is unrealistic. Instead, it wants the state to collect taxes on spent nuclear fuel to help local towns weather budget shortfalls. In a letter to the head of the state Public Service Commission, Riverkeeper...

Letter: No time like the present for renewable energy sourcing

If there’s one thing to say about your June 4 editorial, “Cleaner Power Plant Still Uses Fossil Fuels,” it’s that you ask the right questions. Following a concise description of the proposed “Danskammer Energy Center” at the site of the now closed Hudson River power plant, you cover the major claims of its owners. These...
Bipartisan Support for Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Bill — Except in Nevada

Bipartisan Support for Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Bill — Except in Nevada

The House will take up legislation this week that would help restart the stalled process for making Nevada’s Yucca Mountain a central repository for commercial nuclear waste. After years of false starts and misses, the bill is moving with bipartisan support. In Nevada, however, there is bipartisan opposition to the Yucca project, and the state’s...

Local Task Force Meeting Highlights

Hi All – As I promised, here are some highlights from the Local Task Force meeting last night. I also took some videos of the Entergy presentation until my phone battery ran out – so let me know if you’d like those to use as ‘source material’ for some of these points. I’m sure that...
Indian Point Planning to Shut Down as Scheduled in 2021

Indian Point Planning to Shut Down as Scheduled in 2021