Posts Tagged ‘ Indian Point ’

Early Shutdown Seen for U.S. Nuclear Reactors Amid Lower Demand

Jul 18th, 2013 | By

A handful of U.S. nuclear reactors are at risk for early retirement as aging plants face higher costs, lower demand and a drop in prices for natural gas, a competing fuel, according to a Vermont Law School report.

New Report Documents How Entergy Spends Millions on Lobbying, Campaign Contributions and Deceptive PR Strategies to Influence Indian Point Relicensing

Jun 2nd, 2013 | By

“Astroturf” groups controlled by Entergy account for more than a quarter of this spending The following is a statement by Brooklyn for Peace, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, New York Environmental Law and Justice Project, New York Public Interest Research Group, PHASE, Riverkeeper and Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter in response to

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Jepsen opposes Indian Pt. relicensing | Connecticut Post

Jul 5th, 2012 | By

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has joined a chorus of New York State officials who oppose relicensing Indian Point Energy Center’s nuclear power plant along the Hudson River.

In Indian Point Nuclear Debate, Japanese Voices Bear Witness

Mar 12th, 2012 | By

Sunday will be the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck hardest in Japan, and Mr. Kitajima is among those who have brought to New York’s commemorations their direct witness of the unexpected, the statistically improbable, the totally far-fetched. “I came to convey the reality,” Kazuhiko Amano, a relief worker in Fukushima, said

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Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Threatens Drinking Water for more than 11 Million People

Feb 2nd, 2012 | By

The drinking water for more than 11.3 million people could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at the Indian Point Nuclear Facility, says a new study released today by Environment New York.

The report also shows that Indian Point Nuclear Plant threatens drinking water supplies for more than twice as many people compared to any other nuclear facility in the nation. New York City Is the largest city in the country with water supplies at risk of a nuclear accident.

IP2 shut down for pump repair

Jan 11th, 2012 | By

Indian Point unit 2 nuclear reactor was shut down Monday evening for repairs to a mechanical seal, Entergy officials said Tuesday morning. The pumps, which are in the containment building, supply water to the plant’s reactor. From the Connecticut Solar On Schools Yahoo! Group. For more on this story, visit: IP2 shut down for pump

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Many reasons to close Indian Point

Jul 26th, 2011 | By

This is in response to the Connecticut Post article on the Indian Point nuclear power plant, and the radioactive strontium that has invaded cows, goats, humans and our Fairfield County children. If strontium 90 exists only as a byproduct of nuclear fission, then how can these irresponsible nuclear plant owners deny its presence in our

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The nuclear-safety debate hits home

Jul 20th, 2011 | By

Recent, yet-to-be-released testing by such a group in Fairfield County and nearby New York areas has found low levels of two types of radioactive strontium in the milk of goats, cows and humans. The results, expected to be released within weeks, were termed “striking” by one expert who reviewed the data provided to Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Studies by another activist group have found strontium in the baby teeth of Fairfield County children.

NY debate: What if aging nuclear plant closes?

Jul 15th, 2011 | By

Imagining New York’s energy supply without the Indian Point nuclear power plants, some see dirtier air, higher utility bills and an increased risk of blackouts. Others see a lower risk of catastrophe from a terror attack or natural disaster.

Schneiderman files petition forcing Indian Point to comply with federal regulations

Mar 28th, 2011 | By

Amid new fire safety concerns, Indian Point seeks to dodge federal regulations developed to keep nuclear power plants secure in fire emergencies, according to the NY A.G.’s office.

Today’s petition is latest action in Schneiderman’s vigilance of Indian Point, follows lawsuit on nuclear waste storage and appeal to study seismic risk.

A beacon for LED lighting

Dec 8th, 2010 | By

Remy Chevalier wants the Indian Point nuclear power plant just south of Peekskill, N.Y. — about 40 miles from Norwalk — to be closed for good. The answer to replacing the lost energy is simple, he says: LED lighting. About 20 percent of all electricity used is for lighting, Chevalier said. LED lights, he said,

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Andrew Cuomo needs to take a second look at Indian Point

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

Why does New York Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo want to shut down Indian Point nuclear power plant? He claims it is unsafe, a target for terrorists, and that replacement power can be found without short-or-long-term consequences. Gwyneth Cravens and Dan Yurman report from the Idaho Samizdat blog via The Energy Collective.