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Attacking Nuclear As Dangerous, New IPCC Climate Change Report Promotes Land-Intensive Renewables

Attacking Nuclear As Dangerous, New IPCC Climate Change Report Promotes Land-Intensive Renewables

This is Schellenberger’s misguided critique of the IPCC Climate Change Report that he claims favors renewables over nuclear. Some flaws in his argument: Schellenberger is totally married to big centralized generating units, like nuclear, and the myth that the need for electricity is ravenous throughout the world.  He seems to have no idea about electricity...
What’s Next for Indian Point?

What’s Next for Indian Point?

Like many aging nuclear reactors, Indian Point, which has defined the Town of Buchanan for 40 years, was caught up in declining electricity prices and declining demand when its owner, Entergy Corporation, decided to shut the plant. In addition to lower revenues and costly upgrades, Entergy was facing an expensive court case plus hearings before the...

Note from Michel Lee

“The Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC) formed after Sept 11 as a broad coalition of public policy, public health, civic and environmental groups. We did indeed, initially focus on Indian Point. However, as our members grew more informed about the enormous negatives of nuclear power, we realized the ethical imperative of attend more broadly...

Indian Point operating licenses renewed through shutdown and beyond

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday renewed the licenses of Indian Point’s two working reactors for the years leading up to the Buchanan power plant’s 2021 shutdown and beyond. The renewal of licenses for Units 2 and 3 comes after 11 years of regulatory review and years of litigation with the state of New York,...
Indian Point nuclear reactor shut down -- again

Indian Point nuclear reactor shut down — again

The NRC’s on-site inspectors are monitoring repairs. “The plant responded as designed and our resident inspectors currently have no safety concerns with plant response or operator performance,” Sheehan said. It’s unclear when the reactor will resume generating power. The nine-day shutdown was prompted by the presence of boron – white powder residue formed when boric...
Anti-terror training at Indian Point tonight includes simulated gunfire

Anti-terror training at Indian Point tonight includes simulated gunfire

The crack of gunfire echoing out of the Indian Point nuclear power plant tonight won’t be the real thing. Indian Point’s security team will be conducting counter-terrorism training drills at the Buchanan plant, complete with laser “bullets” that mimic the sound of actual gunfire. “During the drills, persons near the site may hear the sound...
Cuomo must halt all fracked-gas risk in New York, Ossining nun says

Cuomo must halt all fracked-gas risk in New York, Ossining nun says

A letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, signed by more than 100 faith leaders, asked him to shut down all fracked gas infrastructures and commit New York to 100 percent renewable energy. That includes pressing the federal Energy Regulatory Commission to shut down the 42-inch Algonquin Incremental Market gas pipeline that passes the Indian Point nuclear power facility....
Nuclear Regulatory Commission issues renewed operating licenses for Indian Point

Nuclear Regulatory Commission issues renewed operating licenses for Indian Point

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued Monday renewed operating licenses for the two operating units at Indian Point Energy Center, Units 2 and 3, located in Buchanan, New York. Entergy, the owner of the plant, applied for the licenses in April 2007. “The issuance of these renewed licenses is the culmination of thousands of...
The US natural gas industry is leaking way more methane than previously thought. Here’s why that matters

The US natural gas industry is leaking way more methane than previously thought. Here’s why that matters

The authors conferring at a natural gas facility in Colorado. Colorado State University, CC BY-SA This comprehensive report on gas leaks is from July of this year.  I am reposting to make sure everyone has this information. It’s important.  Fossil fuels and uranium must stay in the ground. Marilyn — Natural gas is displacing coal, which could help...
Indian Point Unit 3 Is Shut Down To Fix A Leak

Indian Point Unit 3 Is Shut Down To Fix A Leak

Unit 3 at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Westchester County was shut down late last week after a plant operator found indications of a leak. Officials say the small leak could have affected parts of a safety injection system. A constant critic of the plant says it’s just the latest in a long...
Some of Our Contingent 9/6

Some of Our Contingent 9/6

Great event! Congratulations to Croton and the local organizers who were tackling something like this for the first time. A March and Rally  divided into three parts with music and speakers at each stop allowed everyone to keep up and gave speakers a fresh start at each stop. Special kudos to Walkabout Clearwater Chorus who...
Reminder: Wed. at 3:45 Attorney General candidate ZEPHR TEACHOUT

Reminder: Wed. at 3:45 Attorney General candidate ZEPHR TEACHOUT

Marilyn, Resist Spectra does not endorse any political candidates, however, when candidates want to address the emergency of the AIM pipeline next to Indian Point, and speak about the dangers at a nearby children’s playground in Peekskill, we urge you and the community to come hear them speak.   Noted environmentalist and candidate for Attorney...