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Frequently Asked Questions About Indian Point’s Closing with Some Really Short Answers

Is it really closing? Is it certain that the license cannot get extended?  The closing agreement calls for closure in 2020 for Unit 2 and 2021 for Unit 3.  In case of an energy shortage or national emergency the plant may stay open an additional four years.  Most importantly – Entergy, owner of the plant,...

Answers to the Decommissioning Quiz

Hopefully the reactors will close as stated in the closing agreement. An exception is if NYS needs electricity for reliability the reactors can stay open up to an additional four years or if there is a national emergency.  Indian Point is closing because Entergy, the owner of Indian Point no longer makes as much of...

Closing Indian Point? No Problem!

In 2012, the NYS Energy Planning Board was tasked with evaluating the closure of Indian Point. It identified a potential 1,000 MW issue in mid-2016, and determined that the state has more than enough ways to manage the grid to prevent reliability problems. Obviously their plan worked as no shortage has emerged. This makes it plain that there are mechanisms in place that would adequately...

MUNICIPAL RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE RELEASE OF THE RISK ASSESSMENT RELATED TO THE ALGONQUIN PIPELINE CROSSING OF INDIAN POINT

Whereas, the ______(town/village/city) Board/Council has a principal responsibility to protect the health and safety of its residents, businesses and institutions. Whereas, _______(town/village/city) is located within the 50-mile evacuation zone of the Indian Point nuclear plant and a radioactive release there could adversely impact the health of _______(town/village/city) residents and business and institution personnel and/or render...
Health & Safety Resolution

Health & Safety Resolution

How to help close Indian Point: Ask your municipal government to pass the Resolution for Public  Health and Safety Regarding INDIAN POINT NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. Click here to download the Health & Safety Resolution. 1) Print the resolution and give copies to your Town Board members and County Legislator. 2) Ask that it be put...
NYC Council Letter and Packet!

NYC Council Letter and Packet!

Contents: 1. Cover Letter 2. NYC Council Resolution 3. NIRS Radiation Map 4. NBC: US nuclear Plants Ranked by Quake Risk 5. WITT Report on Review of Emergency Preparedness 6. NIRS Water Impacts 7. Public Service Commission: Indian Point Energy Contingency Plan 8. Common Cause Report on Entergy Lobbying 9. NY State Assembly Findings on...
New York State Energy System

New York State Energy System

A very helpful graphic created by Sane Energy Project in collaboration with Jessica Azulay:
"The Age of Nuclear Waste: From Fukushima to Indian Point" by Gordon Edwards

“The Age of Nuclear Waste: From Fukushima to Indian Point” by Gordon Edwards

To read the complete slide show presentation that Gordon Edwards presented during the Fukushima Rememberances in 2017, click the link below: EDWARDS_NYC_2017 To visit Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility/Regroupement pour la surveillance du nucléaire, click the link below: http://www.ccnr.org/ — Canada is experiencing decommissioning woes just like the United States and Indian Point in particular. Although the reactors...
"Roadmap for Replacing NY’s Indian Point with Clean Energy" by Jackson Morris

“Roadmap for Replacing NY’s Indian Point with Clean Energy” by Jackson Morris

“What happens to the electric grid, your wallet, and carbon emissions when you retire a troubled nuclear power plant just north of New York City? That’s the central question explored by Synapse Energy Economics, a leading utility industry firm, in a report released today by NRDC and Riverkeeper that finds clean energy—including energy efficiency, renewable...

“The Indian Point Closure Agreement: A Review with Legalistic Focus” by Michel Lee, Esq.

The Indian Point Closure Agreement: A Review with Legalistic Focus* Background Most plants in the US nuclear fleet are operating near, or just beyond their original 40 year planned term of operation. Indian Point Unit 2 began operation in 1973 and Unit 3 began operation in 1975.  Entergy filed for a 20 year license renewal...
March 10: Dr. Gordon Edwards in NYC

March 10: Dr. Gordon Edwards in NYC

March 11, 2017 marks the sixth anniversary of the Great Earthquake and the disaster at Fukushima. The night before, March 10th, Dr. Gordon Edwards will do a presentation at the Goddard Riverside Community Center in NYC, 593 Columbus Avenue. Dr. Edwards is renowned for his knowledge on the nuclear fuel cycle.  He will be talking...

“Replacement Energy and Capacity Resources for the Indian Point Energy Center Under New York Clean Energy Standard (CES)” by Bob Fagan, Alice Napoleon, Spencer Fields, and Patrick Luckow  

“Synapse Energy Economics (Synapse) was engaged by Riverkeeper and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to analyze replacement energy and capacity resources associated with the retirement of the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC). This report provides such analysis. Synapse utilized the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ReEDS (Regional Energy Deployment System) modeling system1 to estimate...