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Revised letter as presented to NDCAP 1/15/2020

Folks here is the letter Corie and I worked up and presented tonight for distribution/ use….Please circulate to whoever we may have missed on the list… Thanks, Hank This country and American business are going through soul searching around two crashes of the Boeing 737 Max. A respected company, almost an American institution of excellence,...

Decommissioning Costs for Indian Point Units 1, 2 and 3

I do not see how these figures would allow Holtec to clean up the millions of gallons of contaminants under the plants. https://www.exchangemonitor.com/holtec-projects-2-3-billion-price-tag-indian-point-decommissoining/?printmode=1 Here’s a story on the leaks with the map http://bit.ly/2nYmWl8 And the map: http://rogerwitherspoon.com/docs/ipgroundwatercontaminationmap3.pdf Decommissioning Costs for Indian Point Units 1, 2 and 3 There are three main categories of cleanup for decommissioning at...

Note from Tim Judson

https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/news/press/release/schumer-gillibrand-lowey-demand-answers-from-holtec-on-plans-to-decommission-indian-point This is a pretty good set of demands, though it leaves out the essential issue of what Holtec will do if/when the decom funds run out of money. Pointed questions on that are essential. The potential for the limited liability corp. (LLC) that actually owns Indian Point to declare bankruptcy and leave the decommissioning...

Schumer, Gillibrand, Lowey Demand Answers From Holtec On Plans To Decommission Indian Point

With Entergy Corporation Planning to Transfer Indian Point License to Holtec International, Lawmakers Seek Information on How Holtec Plans to Carry Out Decommissioning Activities Once Indian Point Shuts Down Starting Next Year Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY-17) today sent a...

Note from Donna

The NRC has no regulatory authority over the expenditure of decommissioning funds. The licensees submit a Decommissioning Cost Plan to the NRC for review, but not for approval. One authority the NRC does have is to allow some decommissioning funds to be used for dry storage. If the NRC determines there are sufficient funds to...

Note about Holtec cask

Below is a drawing of a partial view of the interior cavity of the Holtec HI-STORM 100 carbon steel lined concrete storage cask. This model is stored above ground at numerous U.S. nuclear facilities, such as Indian Point. As each Holtec thin-wall (1/2″ thick) stainless steel canister (about 50 tons) is loaded into a concrete...

Red Flags Raised Over Radioactive Waste at Indian Point Plants. CAB or COB?

Supervisor of Cortlandt Linda Puglisi and Theresa Knickerbo, Mayor of Buchnnan, asked the NRC to declare her appointed group of politicians and business people the “official ” citizens group to represent Cortlandt during the decommissioning process. This is her so called Citizens Advisory Panel Those of us who been working on the draft of a...

Decommissioning article links

This list was compiled by Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear Just type in the name of the article in your browser to see the full article. See a similarly long list re: SNC-Lavalin’s skeletons in the closet, posted at Beyond Nuclear’s DECOMMISSIONING website section. Radioactive Skeletons in Holtec International’s Closet… Articles, and other posts, listed in...

Decomissioning article links

Radioactive Skeletons in Holtec International’s Closet… Articles, and other posts, listed in backwards chronological order: Posted September 28, 2019 — MA AG Healey sues federal nuclear regulators over Plymouth plant transfer As reported by the Boston Globe. Holtec International has also proposed “temporarily storing” a grand total of 173,600 metric tons of commercial irradiated nuclear fuel at a...

Healey sues federal nuclear regulators over Plymouth plant transfer

By Danny McDonald Globe Staff, September 26, 2019, 11:25 p.m. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth.DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF/GLOBE STAFF Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is suing the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission over the approved transfer of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station’s license to a company with no prior experience in decommissioning a nuclear power plant. The commission last month...

96 Organizations Join Call to Suspend NRC Pilgrim License Transfer

Thank you Marie for this link. This happens to be for Pilgrim.  Expect much the same for Indian Point.  IPSEC is one of the 96 organizations that signed on to this letter. This is a good letter to forward to your elected officials.  Let them understand how Holtec and the NRC work together.  Certainly not...

Sierra Club Tool Kit, intended for GND and useful for COB!

Sierra club has an excellent toolkit at the Q below.  They are suggesting things that could lead to a real gra inss roots movement.  Included are “drop by visits”  if you can’t  get an official visit, taking a small gift of flowers or a plant to symbolize the Green New Deal, taking a selfie of your...