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Treatment of used fuel at Indian Point

Treatment of used fuel at Indian Point

Not much new here except for the the following plan for used fuel rods: “The company aims within 8 months of reactor shutdown to optimise the storage configuration of used fuel in the pools so that the fuel pools become independent of their cooling systems, and to place all the used nuclear fuel in its...

Small Modular Nuclear Reactors: New technology comes nowhere close to solving the problem of nuclear waste

Background:  It is very refreshing to see an article that points out the fundamental hypocrisy of industrial and governmental promoters in wanting to call this technology “clean” when in fact it produces the deadliest waste and the most insidious poisons of any industry that has ever been allowed to operate.  A few caveats however: (1) Perhaps the most...
New York approves Indian Point sale after Holtec sets up trust to cover cost of cleanup

New York approves Indian Point sale after Holtec sets up trust to cover cost of cleanup

The state’s Department of Public Service announced that an Indian Point Nuclear Decommissioning Oversight Board would be formed as part of the deal. Indian Point 3, a last look before it shuts down, April 30, 2021Indian Point 3 shuts down, April 30, 2021. Mark Vergari, Rockland/Westchester Journal News The state Public Service Commission has O.K.’d the sale...
Sale of Indian Point approved

Sale of Indian Point approved

Indian Point Energy Center, Buchanan, NY (photo: Entergy Nuclear) BUCHANAN, N.Y. (WWTI) — A deal on a major nuclear power facility in New York has come to a close. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the sale of the Indian Point nuclear power facility to Holtec International...

White House Env. Justice panel report. Good news from Tim!

Hi all – some good news on the federal level. The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) issued its first report this week. An article about it is below. In the report, WHEJAC tells the Biden administration what types of projects benefit environmental justice communities, and what types of projects do not. The article focuses on...
Sunset at Indian Point

Sunset at Indian Point

Michael Conrad has written the definitive piece on the closing of Indian Point.  He knows the history and starts with the defeat of the Storm King Mountain decision one of the pillars of Environmental law in the United States. Read down to bottom to find out more about his website that documents history from the...
Alec Baldwin: Indian Point 3 is closing. New York and the world should celebrate

Alec Baldwin: Indian Point 3 is closing. New York and the world should celebrate

The Nuclear Option documentary by USA Today Network NortheastAn in-depth look at the end of the nuclear power industry as we know it, and what lies ahead for the communities where plants are powering down. Michael V. Pettigano, Paul Wood Jr and John Meore, Rockland/Westchester Journal News At the end of this month of April,...
INDIAN POINT SHUTTING DOWN Zoom Meeting Recording

INDIAN POINT SHUTTING DOWN Zoom Meeting Recording

End of an era: closure of nuclear plant is pointer for New York’s energy future

End of an era: closure of nuclear plant is pointer for New York’s energy future

It is interesting that this reporter interviewed former NRC Chairman Gregory Jaskowitz for his take on nuclear power.  The figures on the percentage of electricity generated for the NYC Westchester grid are a mash up of state and local figures.  They make no sense. Marilyn Elie Sun, wind and nuclear. Indian Point Energy Center is...

Write your Congressional Representative

Please write to your representative to sign the ICAN pledge. To do so find the steps below. Instructions with a screenshot are also attached! Also, please see the video recording from 1:35:33 – 1:39:13 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPFaQH3Prk0) that explains how to send a letter to your representative using the Nuclear Ban Map.  If you face any issues, please write to...

May the 4th, Be With Us. Work for Clean Energy Now!

The fight in Congress now is over what constitutes clean energy in the gigantic energy bill that is currently being drafted.  FERC is one of the agencies that will play a big role. Legislators will be deciding between now and the end of June, if not before how to define clean energy. Nuclear, fracked gas,...

NYS PSC et al Joint Proposal re: Indian Point License Transfer from Entergy to Holtec Attachments

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