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The Energy 202: Trump backs down from building nuclear waste site in Nevada

The Energy 202: Trump backs down from building nuclear waste site in Nevada

Election politics at play – votes or money from the nuclear industry. We will see how long this lasts. What is wrong with this quote from the article?“Nuclear power currently produces more than half the nation’s carbon-free electricity.” Nuclear power produces about 20 % of our nation’s electricity. Nuclear power is not carbon free, it is low carbon....
Bill Would Give The Public A Voice In Nuclear Plant Decommissioning

Bill Would Give The Public A Voice In Nuclear Plant Decommissioning

File photo of a sign displayed at a protest outside the Palisades Nuclear Plant near South Haven in 2013 | CREDIT WMUK A state lawmaker says communities should have a voice in the process of decommissioning nuclear power plants. State Representative Jon Hoadley has introduced a bill that would create a new “Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel.”...
New York says Entergy plan to reduce staffing levels at Indian Point is too risky

New York says Entergy plan to reduce staffing levels at Indian Point is too risky

New York wants the NRC to reject Entergy’s plan to reduce staffing levels at Indian Point while spent fuel is still in cooling pools, saying it’s too risky for a power plant so close to New York City A spent fuel pool at the Indian Point nuclear plant in Buchanan, N.Y. shows uranium rods submerged...
VIDEO: Expert engineer details concerns over dry-cask storage at Pilgrim Station

VIDEO: Expert engineer details concerns over dry-cask storage at Pilgrim Station

This is the same problem we will face with the thin walled Holtec casks at Indian Point. Engineering expert Paul Blanch address NDCAP members about reliability issues with Holtec’s dry-cask containers. [Wicked Local Photo/Dave Kindy] The nuclear engineer with 50 years of experience claimed the dry-cask storage containers, which hold spent fuel rods and other...

Holtec & SNC-Lavalin Legal Issues

For those who haven’t seen it yet, here’s a copy of some of the problems with Holtec & SNC-Lavalin and their proposed decommissioning at Indian Point. Please let me know if you have additions or corrections. Regards, N.Nancy Vann https://www.ipsecinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Holtec-SNC-L-Profiles-TOC-1-23-20.docx https://www.ipsecinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Holtec-SNC-L-Profiles-1-23-20.docx

Indian Point Nuclear Plant Closure May Face Legal Challenge

Is there a hint here that the reactor may not close on time if a decommissioning deal is not reached? Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, New York. NEW YORK – After years of incidents, ranging from fluid leaks to power failures, the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, New York, is scheduled...
State AG Cites 'Multiple, Grave Concerns' Over Indian Point Nuclear Plant Decommissioning

State AG Cites ‘Multiple, Grave Concerns’ Over Indian Point Nuclear Plant Decommissioning

It is important to stress to officials that the reactor must close on the appointed date even if a decommissioning company is not in place.  Let it go into safe store and stop producing radioactive waste and leaks that find their way into the Hudson River. A rapid, thorough and safe decommissioning plan must be carefully...
State AG: 'Grave concerns' over Indian Point nuclear plant decommissioning

State AG: ‘Grave concerns’ over Indian Point nuclear plant decommissioning

Joe Delmar, Senior Director for Government Affairs and Communication for Holtec International speaks during a public meeting of the Indian Point Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel at Buchanan Village Hall Jan.15, 2020. Delmar, representing Holtec International gave the first public presentation on the company’s plans for decommissioning the plant. At right is Theresa Knickerbocker, Mayor...

Officials, Residents Grill Company Chosen to Decommission Indian Pt.

Local elected officials and residents last week grilled a representative from the company selected to decommission the Indian Point nuclear power plants in Buchanan after the facility shuts down next year. Joe Delmar, senior director of Government Affairs and Communications at Holtec International, appeared at a meeting of the Indian Point Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory...
A False Answer, a Big Political Connection and $260 Million in Tax Breaks

A False Answer, a Big Political Connection and $260 Million in Tax Breaks

Holtec International gave a false answer in a 2014 New Jersey tax break application connected to political boss George E. Norcross III, a Holtec board member. Five days after WNYC and ProPublica asked about it, lawyers called it “inadvertent” and asked the state to correct it. Thank you Susan for this link to the ProPublica...

Holtec Rap Sheet

Here is the latest Holtec Rap Sheet for use at meetings with state officials. Please TEXT me if you notice any typos or other errors.  -Nancy Vann https://www.ipsecinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Holtec-SNC-L-Profiles-1-15-20.docx