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Tritium at Nuclear Power Plants

Tritium is a naturally occurring radioactive isotope that is found in the upper reaches of theatmosphere and rarely occurs naturally on the surface of the Earth. It is produced as abyproduct of the normal operations of nuclear reactors and is found in the fuel pools of reactorswhere the highly radioactive rods are stored at many...

Physicians say Pilgrim Nuclear decommissioning should wait for health studies

The Pilgrim nuclear power plant has always been ahead of Indian Point in decommissioning.  Their call for a health study before going forward sounds like a good idea.  Perhaps it is something we need to think about for Indian Point. Marilyn Elie https://www.capeandislands.org/local-news/2023-12-19/physicians-say-pilgrim-nuclear-decommissioning-should-wait-for-health-studies Physicians say Pilgrim Nuclear decommissioning should wait for health studies The Pilgrim Nuclear...

Mayor of Buchanan complains about not discharging tritiated water to River

“We were talking about rezoning those 60 acres, which was potentially the easiest parcel to release,” Knickerbocker said. “And now, there’s a lot of uncertainty.” The bill signed into law in August restricts the discharging of wastewater in connection with decommissioning nuclear power plants. Pat O’Brien, director of communications and government affairs for Holtec, said...

Stop the Maple Gas Pipeline. Applies to other pipelines also.

This 13 minute, powerful video provides a glimpse of determined people who are united in stoping the Maple pipeline. What is said here applies to all gas pipelines.  Fossil fuels must remain in the ground! Please share with interested others, especially elected officials. Marilyn Elie Indian Point Safe Energy Project www.ipsecinfo.org  Gov Hochul:  STOP the Maple Project...
The End of DOE's Flagship SMR — A Cautionary Tale," Energy Intel., Stephanie Cooke. NuScale’s demise.

The End of DOE’s Flagship SMR — A Cautionary Tale,” Energy Intel., Stephanie Cooke. NuScale’s demise.

https://www.energyintel.com/0000018b-cf50-dbb5-a5ef-df7378750000?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a2e40700-e62b-411b-a982-9e9c506b2f84 The End of DE’s Flagship SMR — A Cautionary Tale The collapse of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) flagship small modular reactor (SMR) project should serve as a cautionary tale to SMR developers everywhere. When the agency first announced funding for NuScale Power’s SMR project in 2013, then Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said...

2023, Nov. 14 Indian Point Rally

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Monday, 11/20 from 4-5 pm: How to Keep Radioactive Waste Out of Our Air and Water. Holtec delays decommissioning calendar.

Food and Water Watch along with other groups is sponsoring a forum on keeping Indian Point’s radioactive waste out of our air and water. This is important! Please forward to interested others and especially to your elected officials. Monday, November 20, 4 PM to 5 PM. https://www.mobilize.us/fww/event/588389/?referring_vol=331070&rname=Susan&timeslot=4062599&referring_participation=24144006&referring_data_signature=v1-b4fee46c4f0029e8&share_medium=copy_link&share_context=signup-form-modal About this event In August, Governor Hochul signed...

Holtec and tritiated water disposal

“Holtec said it is weighing what to do with the wastewater at Indian Point, which closed in 2021. It said it has not ruled out legal action against either or both states. A company representative, Patrick O’Brien, said the decommissioning schedule took years to develop and that “with systems and buildings being interconnected, any changes”...

Program for Small Modular Reactors cancelled

https://www.power-eng.com/nuclear/facing-mounting-costs-nuscale-cancels-small-modular-reactor-project-in-utah/ “The development is a major blow to U.S. nuclear ambitions. NuScale is one of several companies working to build and commercialize SMRs. Like other companies, NuScale was targeting the end of the decade for deployment.” NuScale was the only company to have passed most NRC hurdles to start construction.  The cost per kilowatt hour...

NuScale has no legitimate customers for its SMR’s

Really good news for us and basically what we have been saying all along.  What a waste of time and money. Marilyn https://financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/first-us-small-nuke-project-canceled-after-costs-climb-53 “The decision to terminate the project underscores the hurdles the industry faces to place the first so-called small modular reactor into commercial service in the country. NuScale is part of a wave of...

Annual Update from the NYS Decommissioning

Filed today:  ANNUAL UPDATE November 6, 2023 Message from Tom Congdon, Chair of Task Force On behalf of the Indian Point Closure Task Force, and in accordance with Chapter 58 of the Laws of 2017, I hereby issue this Annual Update that documents significant progress being made to plan a smooth transition to a future...

Low level radioactive waste storage

The waste storage building complex is owned 100% by the Dutch government.   Every 20 years the building will be painted a lighter colour, until in one hundred years it is white. This reflects the fact that heat and radiation produced by the waste stored inside will gradually decrease. A very rational and business like approach. ...