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Monthly archive February, 2020

Closing Indian Point: Holtec Meeting, Longer Comment Period

The public comment period on the sale of Indian Point has been extended and the buyer has agreed to meet in Westchester.​ Holtec International estimate the decommissioning of Indian Point will cost $2.3 billion. (Entergy) CORTLANDT, NY — Requests for more opportunity to learn about and comment on Entergy’s plan to sell the Indian Point...
Latimer Asks For NRC Hearing On Indian Point Nuclear Plant Sale | Peekskill, NY Patch

Latimer Asks For NRC Hearing On Indian Point Nuclear Plant Sale | Peekskill, NY Patch

The Westchester County Executive also asked for a longer public-comment period. Only 2 comments have been received online by the NRC. The owner of Indian Point wants to sell the nuclear power plants to a decommissioning firm. (Entergy) CORTLANDT, NY — As federal officials consider approving the sale of Indian Point to a company that...

Assemblywoman on Indian Point

Dear Constituent, I wanted to bring your attention to a few things that may be of interest to you. Write to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) about Indian Point One of the most pressing issues for our community is the upcoming decommissioning of Indian Point Energy Center. As some of you may know, I have...
Ensuring Safe Nuclear Decommissioning w/ Manna Jo Greene

Ensuring Safe Nuclear Decommissioning w/ Manna Jo Greene

On Thursday February 20th at 7:00 pm The Beacon Sloop Club’s 2020 Winter Lecture Series Presents: Ensuring Safe Nuclear Decommissioning w/ Manna Jo Greene. A member of the Indian Point Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel (NDCAP), Manna Jo will discuss environmental and safety issues facing local communities. As the nuclear plants age, the development of...
District 17 Congressional Candidate Environmental Forum Flyer

District 17 Congressional Candidate Environmental Forum Flyer

The Energy 202: Trump backs down from building nuclear waste site in Nevada

The Energy 202: Trump backs down from building nuclear waste site in Nevada

Election politics at play – votes or money from the nuclear industry. We will see how long this lasts. What is wrong with this quote from the article?“Nuclear power currently produces more than half the nation’s carbon-free electricity.” Nuclear power produces about 20 % of our nation’s electricity. Nuclear power is not carbon free, it is low carbon....
Bill Would Give The Public A Voice In Nuclear Plant Decommissioning

Bill Would Give The Public A Voice In Nuclear Plant Decommissioning

File photo of a sign displayed at a protest outside the Palisades Nuclear Plant near South Haven in 2013 | CREDIT WMUK A state lawmaker says communities should have a voice in the process of decommissioning nuclear power plants. State Representative Jon Hoadley has introduced a bill that would create a new “Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel.”...
New York says Entergy plan to reduce staffing levels at Indian Point is too risky

New York says Entergy plan to reduce staffing levels at Indian Point is too risky

New York wants the NRC to reject Entergy’s plan to reduce staffing levels at Indian Point while spent fuel is still in cooling pools, saying it’s too risky for a power plant so close to New York City A spent fuel pool at the Indian Point nuclear plant in Buchanan, N.Y. shows uranium rods submerged...
VIDEO: Expert engineer details concerns over dry-cask storage at Pilgrim Station

VIDEO: Expert engineer details concerns over dry-cask storage at Pilgrim Station

This is the same problem we will face with the thin walled Holtec casks at Indian Point. Engineering expert Paul Blanch address NDCAP members about reliability issues with Holtec’s dry-cask containers. [Wicked Local Photo/Dave Kindy] The nuclear engineer with 50 years of experience claimed the dry-cask storage containers, which hold spent fuel rods and other...

Riverkeeper’s guide to what is wrong with the PSDAR

Riverkeeper’s guide to what is wrong with the PSDAR: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ngxQL-Q9e9_cJmshcm9cJLN2-7VFj6xTNKUWfTpQKG0/edit?usp=sharing

Holtec & SNC-Lavalin Legal Issues

For those who haven’t seen it yet, here’s a copy of some of the problems with Holtec & SNC-Lavalin and their proposed decommissioning at Indian Point. Please let me know if you have additions or corrections. Regards, N.Nancy Vann https://www.ipsecinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Holtec-SNC-L-Profiles-TOC-1-23-20.docx https://www.ipsecinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Holtec-SNC-L-Profiles-1-23-20.docx

Indian Point Nuclear Plant Closure May Face Legal Challenge

Is there a hint here that the reactor may not close on time if a decommissioning deal is not reached? Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, New York. NEW YORK – After years of incidents, ranging from fluid leaks to power failures, the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, New York, is scheduled...