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Essay on grief & remembering Gary Shaw

My friend and colleague Gary Shaw passed away on Friday, May 24th after a long battle with brain cancer.  He was 69 and leaves behind a close family, many close friends and hundreds of people who knew him as a fantastic public speaker or a committed environmental activist.  The environmental community lost an irreplaceable and...
Remembering Gary Shaw

Remembering Gary Shaw

Hello Friends and Family, Although it is tradition to send flowers during these times, we all know that Gary was anything but traditional.  We also know that there are many organizations that he held near and dear to his heart.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the organizations below (or any...
I oversaw the U.S. nuclear power industry. Now I think it should be banned.

I oversaw the U.S. nuclear power industry. Now I think it should be banned.

The danger from climate change no longer outweighs the risks of nuclear accidents. By Gregory Jaczko, Washington Post, May 17, 2019https://tinyurl.com/y3ltubbx Gregory Jaczko served on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 2005 to 2009, and as its chairman from 2009 to 2012. The author of “Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator,” he is the founder of Wind Future...
Indian Point Replaced

Indian Point Replaced

At last an article that gets it right!.  Please take a minute to like this article and support this journalist.  “Replacement power does not have to be new generation. It can come from improvements in the transmission lines, increased efficiency where you get more work out of the same amount of electricity, or from something...
Nuclear Power Is Not Safe

Nuclear Power Is Not Safe

Dhould we subsidize uncompetitive old nuclear plants? Should we build (uncompetitive) new ones? One nuclear industry safety assessment figure claims risks are only one-tenth as great as the historic record shows they are. If the people in the industry know it, they are not admitting to a serious safety problem. If they don’t know it,...

Nuclear Power Oversight

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing on the federal oversight of the U.S. nuclear power industry. Experts spoke about the challenges of decommissioning a nuclear power plant. Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chair Gregory Jaczko was among the presenters. Video: https://www.c-span.org/video/?460643-1/nuclear-power-oversight

Different kinds of decommissioning from Tim Judson

The important thing to remember is that decommissioning has effectively been deregulated for the past twenty years. The current regs only categorize the licensee’s approach to decommissioning in the broadest possible terms, and they are not mutually exclusive. And none of them have anything to do with the storage of irradiated fuel. DECON means starting...

What is DECON? and suggested handout on canisters and suggested talking points

When referring to storage containers, the vendors are now trying to call their thin canisters “thick canisters” and “robust cask systems”, so it’s important to be more specific.  Technically, the term “canister” is not used to define thick metal casks, but most people don’t know the difference between the word “canister and “cask”, so I...
States Are Using Taxpayer Money to Greenwash Dirty Nuclear Power

States Are Using Taxpayer Money to Greenwash Dirty Nuclear Power

This is one of the best article refuting the use of nuclear power for climate change that I have seen. It is also one of the few that say flat out that nuclear power is not carbon free and to clearly lay out the fuel cycle facts. All of the dirty lies the industry is...

Town hall meeting held on impact of Indian Point closure in Cortlandt

Cortlandt Town Hall was packed with task force members and residents Thursday to discuss a new agreement to sell the Indian Point power plant. Indian Point is scheduled to shut down by April 2021. The plant’s buyer, Holtec International, was not present at the meeting. The Buchanan, Cortlandt and Hendrick Hudson school districts will lose...

Letter to the editor

Rick Pezzullo’s article in the April 1 Examiner, “Indian Point Community Advisory Panel” describes the recent Press Conference in Buchanan at which the formation of a Community Advisory Panel was formally announced with a minimum of advance notice to the public – far less than a decision of this importance should require.. For the past...
Entergy Sells Indian Point To Holtec International

Entergy Sells Indian Point To Holtec International

Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) has agreed to sell the subsidiaries that own Indian Point Units 1, 2, and 3, located in Buchanan, N.Y., to a Holtec International subsidiary for decommissioning. The sale, which will be effective after Unit 3 has been shut down and permanently defueled, includes the transfer of the licenses, spent fuel, decommissioning...