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Nita Lowey Is Introducing 3 Bills Related to IP Closure

Nita Lowey Is Introducing 3 Bills Related to IP Closure

Congressperson Nita Lowey has three bills to help the area when Indian Point closes. While we might not agree with all three, we certainly appreciate her attention to a very important issue in her district. The Examiner News has this article about her recent visit. “The Redistribution of Fines to Our Communities Act would redistribute...

#WalkTheTalk Yorktown Vigil

IPSEC organizer Marilyn Elie recently (Saturday, November 18th) attended a Yorktown vigil protesting fracked gas, at which Willow Park residents asked Gov. Cuomo to stand behind his words and #WalkTheTalk: to follow up on his campaign antifracking rhetoric. Here is her report: “Betty Jasper, Dominican Sister, led the group in a prayerful vigil filled with...

Astorino Drops Indian Point Lawsuit

Stating that he decided to drop the lawsuit because he would be leaving office, Westchester County Executive Astorino has had County Attorney Philip Halpern file papers dropping two lawsuits regarding Indian Point closing. Read the story here.
“Examiner News” Reports on Job-Saving Efforts

“Examiner News” Reports on Job-Saving Efforts

While we are of course glad that Indian Point will no longer be creating new radioactive waste, we know that there will be economic challenges for the town and for current employees once the reactors are shut down. Local and state officials are looking ahead, as this report on a recent conference on decommissioning shows:...

Diablo Canyon Dry Casks’ Safety in Question

This just in from Nuclear News, including a video just released from a meeting held on October 19th: USA nuclear Dry Cask risks not known when design approved by NRC – European design rejected! It seems that, according to Dr. Peter Lam, NRC administrative judge, that when the NRC approved Diablo Canyon’s Holtec dry casks, their...
April 29: Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free Contingent at the People’s Climate March

April 29: Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free Contingent at the People’s Climate March

We are marching for a 100% renewable, nuclear-free, carbon-free world. The climate crisis is the defining issue of our time. It poses an existential threat to life on Earth in a manner civilization never before has faced. Immediate action is necessary to slash climate-changing emissions in all sectors of society. On April 29, the Nuclear-Free,...
Say NO to the Chalk River Nuclear Mega Dump

Say NO to the Chalk River Nuclear Mega Dump

Our friend and expert on nuclear waste has invited us to weigh in on the Chalk River Nuclear Mega Dump.  It is a really bad idea and is being fought by activists.  The Journal News used to run these same kind of opinion polls for Indian Point. So far 45 people have voted and all...
May 7: Moving Forward Together

May 7: Moving Forward Together

May 7, 1 to 3 PM Stony Point Conference Center 17 Cricketown Road, Stony Point, NY Stony Point Conference Center and the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition are hosting a Sunday afternoon gathering for different groups to explore how all of us working for clean energy, clean water, clean air and peace and justice can...

“Closing Indian Point Good for the Hudson River, Public Safety and Economy”

Closing Indian Point Good for the Hudson River, Public Safety and Economy Thursday, April 6, 2017 — Scenic Hudson Contact: Jay Burgess Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc. Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740 jburgess@scenichudson.org HUDSON VALLEY—Following an announcement yesterday by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino that the county intends to...
"Indian Point Suit 'Dead in the Water' Says Westchester Legislative Chairman" by Lanning Taliaferro

“Indian Point Suit ‘Dead in the Water’ Says Westchester Legislative Chairman” by Lanning Taliaferro

“Michael Kaplowitz talked to reporters at a press conference in White Plains Thursday morning. WHITE PLAINS, NY — Michael Kaplowitz, chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, said Thursday the lawmakers would not support the County Executive’s plan to sue New York State in an attempt to force an Environmental Impact Review on the...
"Westchester County exec raps ‘secret deal’ to close Indian Point nuke plant"

“Westchester County exec raps ‘secret deal’ to close Indian Point nuke plant”

“Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino wants to take legal action to keep the Indian Point nuclear power plant open or delay its planned closure, but he appears to lack the needed support of county lawmakers. Astorino said Wednesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “secret deal” with plant owner Entergy and Riverkeeper cannot move forward because no...
"Nuclear Ticking Time Bomb 28 Miles From NYC – America’s Lawyer"

“Nuclear Ticking Time Bomb 28 Miles From NYC – America’s Lawyer”

“Via America’s Lawyer: Mike Papantonio speaks to senior attorney and president for the Waterkeeper Alliance, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., about the decision to shut down the troubled Indian Point nuclear power plant by 2021. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uptcOOfPTBY] Transcript of the above video: Mike Papantonio: For years, environmentalists have been fighting to shut down the Indian Point...