Monthly archive November, 2017
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: It seems that, according to Dr. Peter Lam, NRC administrative judge, that when the NRC approved Diablo Canyon’s Holtec dry casks, their vulnerability to stress fractures was not known—hence, the safer European design was rejected. The...