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Nuclear Tragedy Anniversary Raises Concerns about Indian Point

Nuclear Tragedy Anniversary Raises Concerns about Indian Point

A group of environmentalists gathered in Peekskill Sunday afternoon commemorating the seventh anniversary of the nuclear tragedy in Fukushima, Japan and cautioning if Indian Point could be next. Throughout the five-hour ceremony, members of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC) sang songs, gathered in prayer and raised awareness to the possible effects radiation exposure...

Inside New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant

Buchanan, New York (CNN) — Stepping into the containment dome of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant No. 3 is almost surreal. It’s like entering a movie set, but instead of walking by wooden props, we’re passing through an 11-foot-thick concrete-and-steel wall. This is the nuclear facility that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to shut...
Power restored to Indian Point reactor after shutdown caused by electrical failure

Power restored to Indian Point reactor after shutdown caused by electrical failure

One of Indian Point’s two nuclear reactors began generating electricity Wednesday morning after a nearly two-week shutdown caused by a faulty generator. The power plant’s Unit 3 reactor was re-connected to the state’s power grid around 9 a.m., according to Vera Carley, a spokeswoman for Entergy, which owns Indian Point. The reactor shut down automatically...
Is Indian Point Pipeline Safe?

Is Indian Point Pipeline Safe?

In February 2016, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo commissioned a study of the risks of running a gas pipeline through the Indian Point nuclear plant site. Seven months later, the state told the consulting firm preparing the $275,000 assessment to complete it by Dec. 31, 2016. More than a year after that deadline, the study...
Sirens fail during Indian Point emergency test; probe launched

Sirens fail during Indian Point emergency test; probe launched

Technicians are trying to determine why two emergency sirens failed to sound. The owners of Indian Point are trying to find out why two of the nuclear power plant’s emergency sirens — one in Rockland County, the other in Putnam — failed to sound during a Wednesday test. Indian Point’s owner, Entergy, said technicians are...

Earthquake is a reminder that Indian Point is a clear, present danger

This week’s 2.2-magnitude earthquake that shook parts of northern Westchester and Putnam Counties is another reminder that the Indian Point nuclear plant remains a danger to the region. Indian Point sits just one mile south of the Stamford-Peekskill line, part of the Ramapo Fault Zone. Researchers at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory say that this...

Entergy, union reach agreement on Indian Point contract

BUCHANAN – A strike by nuclear power plant workers has been avoided as an agreement has been reached between union employees and the owners of the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan.Officials with owner operator Entergy announced today that they have reached a new four-year contract agreement with the Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2....
Harsh words from union head as Indian Point talks pushed to Friday

Harsh words from union head as Indian Point talks pushed to Friday

Workers on strike continue to promote the mistaken belief that Indian Point provides 25% of the electricity used in the NYC/Westchester grid..In reality, the reactors are going out of business since they cannot compete with cheaper energy sources and we have a surplus of electricity. Since there is little profit to be made it is...
Strike Looms At Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Strike Looms At Indian Point Nuclear Plant

CORTLANDT, NY — Workers at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan could go out on strike at midnight Wednesday. While talks are continuing, more than 300 Members of Local 1-2, NY, Utility Workers of America, AFL-CIO took a strike vote in advance of the Jan. 17 expiration of their contract with Entergy, the...

LOCAL 1-2 UPDATE – INDIAN POINT TALKS GOING TO WIRE, PRACTICE STRIKE PICKET SET FOR JAN. 16 AT INDIAN POINT, ENTERGY SLOW TO OFFER TERMS

Marilyn Elie, a long time union supporter and a member of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition expressed sympathy for workers at Indian Point.  “It is their careful work that stands between us and a nuclear accident” she said. She added that the Independent System Operator, regulators of our grid, recently released a report showing...

Short Responses to Common Misconceptions

Electricity Replacement and Greenhouse Gases Misconception If Indian closes we would have no other sources for electricity except for gas, coal and diesel fired plants. That would mean a lot more greenhouse gases and pollution that would disproportionately affect minority communities that are already dealing with high rates of asthma.   Short response Nobody wants...

Nuclear Power and Climate Change

Lately the nuclear industry has been touting its ability to reduce the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change.  Usually a straw man like coal that can be easily knocked over, is set up as a comparison. Generally the comparison is accompanied by a counting of megawatts, a wringing of hands and an assertion that...