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Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Transfers Spent Fuel to Dry Cask Storage

The Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, New York, has completed the transfer of all spent nuclear fuel to dry cask storage, marking a significant step towards the decommissioning of the plant. The move was mandated by the New York State Department of Public Service and Indian Point Closure Task Force, who wanted to...

Indian Point spent fuel move to secure dry cask storage

BUCHANAN – Holtec, the company that owns the decommissioned Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, has transferred all 3,998 spend nuclear fuel assemblies to dry cask storage. The announcement was made in a news release from the State Department of Public Service and Tom Congdon, chairman of the Closure Task Force. Congdon is executive...

Fate of Indian Point Wastewater Still Unclear

A month after Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill preventing Holtec from discharging water from Indian Point’s spent fuel pools into the Hudson River, the company said it hasn’t yet decided what it will do with the waste. At the Sept. 21 meeting of the Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board, a representative for Holtec, which is decommissioning...

Update: Stop Holtec and more.

Victory Party!  Celebrate our win in getting Governor  Hochul to sign the bill prohibiting dumping. Tuesday,  September 26,  6 to 7 PM Peekskill Brewery.  Contact  Santosh Nandabalan <snandabalan@fwwatch.org> so that he knows how many to expect. Stop Holtec Food an Water Watch organizer Santosh was just excellent in keeping the pressure on Hochul to sign the...

Earth Matters: Industry pollutes the Hudson River—again

Excellent article on the history of pollution in the Hudson River. Exactly what we were working for when we all came together to stop the dumping of tritiated  water.  Please share with interested others. Marilyn The Hudson River has been used as an industrial sewer for centuries and thus has played a prominent role in...

CCoHOPE Indivisible: REPORT ON LAWLER TOWN HALL / CLIMATE ACTIONS / POSTCARDS / LTEs / MEET CD17 CANDIDATES and more!

This excellent newsletter speaks to many of the issues we have to prepare for such as the SEPTEMBER 17 NYC DEMONSTRATION. DETAILS BELOW.  ARE YOU READY TO MARCH???  Talk to, not email, people about this crucial demonstration. You can read about Lawler’s town hall and his strategy of using a lottery to select question.  A...

Opinion: Here’s how we ‘saved the Hudson’

The successful effort to ban nuclear waste discharges from Indian Point holds lessons – and warnings – for the entire state. On Aug. 18, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Assembly Bill 7208/Senate Bill 6893, colloquially known as the “Save the Hudson” bill, into law. The enactment of this legislation, which I sponsored in the Assembly, followed months...

State Asked to Study Wastewater Procedures at Indian Pt.

With Gov. Kathy Hochul sign­ing into law a bill that pro­hibits the dump­ing of ra­dioac­tive waste into the Hud­son River, en­vi­ron­men­tal groups and elected of­fi­cials are turn­ing their at­ten­tion to the pos­si­ble harm­ful ef­fects of the toxic dis­charge that has oc­curred for the last 60 years. In an Aug. 23 let­ter to Hochul and var­i­ous state agen­cies,...

Governor Hochul Signs ‘Save the Hudson’ Bill

ALBANY, N.Y. – Environmental and political folks reacted with relief and gratitude last week after Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law a measure that will restrict the dumping of radiological substances into the state’s water bodies. Holtec International, the entity that now owns, and is in charge of decommissioning, Entergy’s former Indian Point Energy Center...

Texas nuclear waste storage permit invalidated by US appeals court

A U.S. appeals court on Friday canceled a license granted by a federal agency to a company to build a temporary nuclear waste storage facility in western Texas, which the Republican-led state has argued would be dangerous to build in one of the nation’s largest oil basins. A three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based 5th...

Activists: State needs to step up to protect water and air from Indian Point cleanup 

A whistleblower report from a Holtec worker at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Massachusetts released earlier this week is one of the reasons why environmental activists are requesting Governor Hochul and other elected officials to pivot to a state-led waste management process for the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan. During a video...

Point of Return – Designing new life for buildings at Indian Point

In the idyllic Hudson River Valley, two concrete domes, just barely peeking over the treeline, dot the landscape near a city of 28,000. They belong, as most of the area’s residents know, to the now-decommissioning Indian Point nuclear plant. In theory, the nuclear anxieties around Indian Point could be wiped away once Holtec, the company...