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"POWERING DOWN: AN END TO THE LONG BATTLE AGAINST INDIAN POINT" by Richard Brodsky

“POWERING DOWN: AN END TO THE LONG BATTLE AGAINST INDIAN POINT” by Richard Brodsky

“Indian Point nuclear plant is closing. It’s an ancient, decrepit, dangerous, uneconomical white elephant 35 miles from Manhattan on the banks of the Hudson River. It is too dangerous and too close to New York City to continue operation. But for 55 years, the plant defied common sense and survived as the poster child for...

“Indian Point and Inmates” by Soffiyah Elijah

“To the Editor: Re “New York Reveals Deal to Close a Nuclear Plant” (news article, Jan. 10): A year ago, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York ordered an investigation in response to concerns from local residents sparked by the revelation that tritium radioactive contamination had increased 65,000 percent since the last time radiation emission...
"Mr. Cuomo Has 149 Things to Tell You" New York Times Editorial

“Mr. Cuomo Has 149 Things to Tell You” New York Times Editorial

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address was a little different this year. Instead of giving a single speech to legislators and lobbyists in Albany, he spent more than a week going up and down and across the state, from Buffalo to Westchester to Long Island, giving eight speeches outlining 35 policy proposals, winnowed...

“With much love and wishes for a Clean Energy Future!” by Connie Hogarth

“A little reminiscing and history: This struggle started early in the “70’s, with the mother of the movement to shut down Ind Pt, the late Irene Dickinson of Ossining , myself and Lorna Saltzman, lifetime environmentalist , I think now with Friends of the Earth….and young John Cronin! And a little later, Richard Brodsky,in the...
"Happy New Year" from Gary Shaw

“Happy New Year” from Gary Shaw

Dear Friends – Happy New Year.  We are closer than ever to seeing the closing of Indian Point. The NYS department of State won a big battle when the NYS Court of Appeals ruled that the state could get access to to Entergy’s relicensing application to see if all the Coastal Management standards are being...
"Indian Point Year End Update" by Marilyn Elie

“Indian Point Year End Update” by Marilyn Elie

December 2016 Indian Point Year End Update Out last update was in August and is still available at www.ipsecinfo.org  for those who wish to revisit history.  Here is what has happened since then. Riverkeeper and the State of New York won a major victory in appellate court when the judge ruled that Indian Point was...

“To Save the Planet Go Renewables” by Marilyn Elie

Letter to the Editor NYT Re: Commentary, December 22, 2016 To Save the Planet Go Nuclear “Every time new fossil energy replaces nuclear, we are locking ourselves in to a more carbon heavily energy mix for years to come.”                                ...
"Could Fukushima Happen Here?" by Jacob Silverman

“Could Fukushima Happen Here?” by Jacob Silverman

“”Indian Point,” a new documentary about the nuclear power plant in New York, raises unsettling questions about the safety of atomic energy. We all live in the shadow of Fukushima. Together with Three-Mile Island and Chernobyl, the March 2011 disaster in Japan completes the holy trinity of modern nuclear horror. For the last five years,...

“Indian Point plant should be closed” by Tom Ellis

“As I see it, states can close nuclear reactors within their borders under the 1983 Supreme Court ruling, Pacific Gas and Electric vs. Energy Resources Commission. The court declared: “To the present day, Congress has preserved the dual regulation of nuclear-powered electricity generation: The Federal Government maintains complete control of the safety and ‘nuclear’ aspects of...

“Liz Kruger: Close Indian Point”

“State Senator Liz Kruger, a Manhattan Democrat who has called for the closure of the Indian Point nuclear facility in Westchester since 2003, has raised the alarm, in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, about the risks the aging nuclear facility poses to the 20 million people — most of them New Yorkers —...

“Indian Point’s danger threat is real” by Dan Welsh

“To the Editors: In J. D. Piro’s last column he reports that Nan Hayworth and Robert Castelli agree that “while safety is their paramount concern, the likelihood of a Japan-style tragedy at Indian Point is fairly low, since a tsunami hasn’t hit the North Atlantic coast since, well, never.” A simple googling of “nuclear accidents”...

“Nuclear Reactions” by Michel Lee

“To the Editor: “Idiotic” would be a more accurate than “probabilistic” as a characterization of the risk model used by the nuclear industry. The Indian Point nuclear power plant, 24 miles from New York City, exemplifies the defiance of common sense. The plant has an extensive history of safety problems, including fires, explosions, cooling system...