Today marks the beginning of the shutdown of dirty polluting nuclear energy.
Indian Point #2 has finally shut down. Indian Point has been the crown jewel of the nuclear industry. Closing it is lynch pin of ending nuclear energy in the United States.
Located 24 miles from NYC, on two intersecting fault lines and next to 3 high pressure natural gas lines, endangering 20 million people living within 50 miles.
The significance of today’s closure should not be downplayed. The nuclear energy industry fought tooth and nail not to close Indian Point, but local citizens tirelessly persisted. A true David vs. Goliath battle.
This victory was a long fought, hard won battle. Elected officials and environmental groups became involved once they understood the fatal environmental dangers nuclear energy creates for millenium.
New York State Independent Service Operator confirms there will be no loss of power, when Indian Point 2 closes today, and when Indian Point 3 closes next year. No lights will go out.
Although no one will hardly even notice that Indian Point is shut down. Its closure marks the end of the nuclear era, “not with a bang but a whimper,” during this time of pandemic.
Bravo to everyone involved in making this historic day come to pass!!! It has been an honor to work with all of you to accomplish this momentous closure. Thank you!!!! And congratulations!!!