Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,300
23%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 23% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: indianpoint

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • New York tells Con Edison to prepare in case Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant shuts down

    11/30/2012 12:21:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/30/2012 | Scott DiSavino
    New York energy regulators told power companies in New York City to develop plans to keep the lights on in the Big Apple in case the giant Indian Point nuclear power plant, which supplies about a quarter of the city's electricity, is forced to shut down. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants the two reactors at Indian Point shut when their operating licenses expire in 2013 and 2015 in part because the nuclear plant is located in the New York metropolitan area, home to some 19 million people. The governor has said even the most unlikely possibility of an accident...
  • Nuclear monitoring goat stricken with cancer(not caused by nuclear power)

    03/05/2012 4:49:25 PM PST · by matt04 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Katie, a goat who was diagnosed with inoperable cancer after living near the Millstone Nuclear Power station, began her farewell tour on Monday to alert the public to the hazards of nuclear power. The goat was supposed to attend a press conference at the Capitol in Hartford but was not allowed inside because she lacked the proper papers. Katie was adopted by the Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone when it discovered that her milk contained excessive levels of radioactive strontium-90. At 16 years of age she has appeared at numerous rallies and events across the state, becoming a poster goat alerting...
  • Experts: Leaks could turn NY's Indian Point nuclear power plant into Chernobyl-like disaster

    10/18/2011 9:25:40 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 33 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, October 18th 2011 | Douglas Feiden
    Manhattan and the Bronx would be uninhabitable if the accident-prone Indian Point nuke plant suffered a Chernobyl-like disaster, an environmental group charged Monday. A massive radiation release similar to the 1986 catastrophe in Ukraine could also contaminate Brooklyn and chunks of Queens and Staten Island, according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. "The more you learn about Indian Point, the more you know it must close," said Robert Kennedy Jr., a senior attorney at NRDC. "It's too old, it's near too many people, and it's just too vulnerable to fire, earthquake and attack." The doomsday scenario comes...
  • What's the most at-risk U.S. nuclear power plant? Answer: It's 24 Miles from New York City

    03/16/2011 1:28:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/16/2011 | Bailey Johnson
    Could it happen here? That's the question on everyone's mind as we watch the nuclear emergency unfold at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. As it turns out, the U.S. government has long been asking the same question. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently provided MSNBC with an updated list of the American plants most at risk of core damage (which can lead to meltdowns and radiation release) in the event of an earthquake. What parts of the country are most at risk? You may be surprised. Most people would assume California plants, built around the turbulent San Andreas fault line, might...
  • Regulators say Indian Point nuclear plant is safe, but can Chernobyl-on-the-Hudson happen?

    03/16/2011 11:47:33 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, March 15th 2011 | Michael Daly
    Gaze up the Hudson River and hope, hope, hope our regulators are right. Hope they could not possibly be as wrong as the regulators in Japan who said their nuclear reactors could withstand any calamity. Hope we never, ever have an out-of-control reactor just 35 miles north - a Chernobyl-on-the-Hudson. We are assured the Indian Point nuclear plant, which has had its share of problems, is designed to shrug off an earthquake under a magnitude 6.1. That's a bit above the most powerful one on record in New York - a 5.25 way back in 1884. We are also told...
  • New York Denies Indian Point (nuclear power plant) a Water Permit

    04/04/2010 3:59:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies · 1,296+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 3, 2010 | David M. Halfbinger
    In a major victory for environmental advocates, New York State has ruled that outmoded cooling technology at the Indian Point nuclear power plant kills so many Hudson River fish, and consumes and contaminates so much water, that it violates the federal Clean Water Act. The decision is a blow to the plant’s owner, the Entergy Corporation, which now faces the prospect of having to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to build stadium-size cooling towers, or risk that Indian Point’s two operating reactors — which supply 30 percent of the electricity used by New York City and Westchester County —...
  • At the Indian Point Nuclear Plant, a Pipe Leak Raises Concerns

    05/02/2009 10:53:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 1,079+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 2, 2009 | MATTHEW L. WALD
    WASHINGTON — The discovery of water flowing across the floor of a building at the Indian Point 2 nuclear plant in Buchanan, N.Y., traced to a leak in a buried pipe, is stirring concern about the plant’s underground pipes and those of other aging reactors across the country. A one-and-a-half-inch hole caused by corrosion allowed about 100,000 gallons of water to escape from the main system that keeps the reactor cool immediately after any shutdown, according to nuclear experts. The leak was discovered on Feb. 16, according to the plant’s owner, Entergy Nuclear Northeast, a subsidiary of the Entergy Corporation....
  • Cuomo Opposes Relicensing of Indian Point (nuclear power facility in NY)

    12/03/2007 1:16:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 46 replies · 153+ views
    WCBS NEWSRADIO 880 ^ | 03 December 2007 | NA
    NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is formally opposing the relicensing of the Indian Point nuclear power facility in Buchanan. Cuomo cites terrorism and earthquake threats in addition to an inadequate evacuation plan. PRESS RELEASE FROM ANDREW CUOMO: GOVERNOR SPITZER AND ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO ANNOUNCE EFFORT TO HALT INDIAN POINT RELICENSING ~ Nuclear Regulatory Commission Should Consider Threat of Terrorism, Earthquakes, and Adequate Evacuation Plans; Westchester County, A.G. Blumenthal Join Filing NEW YORK, NY (December 3, 2007) - Governor Eliot Spitzer, New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, and Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano today...
  • Armed Guard Was Asleep at NY Nuke Plant

    08/27/2007 6:22:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies · 592+ views
    AP ^ | 08.27.07 | JIM FITZGERALD
    Armed Guard Was Asleep at NY Nuke Plant By JIM FITZGERALD 08.27.07, 4:56 PM ET WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - An armed guard was found asleep at the gate of an inner security ring around the Indian Point nuclear power plants, officials said Monday. The inspector who found the snoozing guard spent two minutes trying to rouse him before the guard "stood up and opened his eyes," said Neil Sheehan, spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The guard was alone on the second of three security rings around the two plants in Buchanan, Sheehan said. He said other security measures at...
  • Nuclear Plant Stable After Explosion

    04/06/2007 1:57:23 PM PDT · by burzum · 18 replies · 591+ views
    WCBS ^ | 06 April 2007 | CBS
    (CBS) WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. An electrical fault and fire in a transformer yard forced the automatic shutdown Friday of the Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant, officials said. The fire, which was quickly extinguished, was outside the nuclear area of the plant and there was no release of radiation, said Diane Screnci of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. "The plant is stable and reacted normally," she said. "There's no impact on public health and safety." Nevertheless, the plant, which is on the Hudson River in Buchanan, about 40 miles north of New York City, declared an "unusual event," the lowest of...
  • Shut down fearmongers - not Indian Point

    02/20/2007 6:43:48 AM PST · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 340+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | February 20, 2007 | Bill Hammond
    So who's afraid of Indian Point, the nuclear plant 24 miles north of New York City? Certainly not Rudy Giuliani, whose consulting firm works for the plant's owners. He touts the facility asa vital source of clean, reliable power. Sen. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, keeps raising alarms about mishaps and demanding a top-to-bottom inspection by outside experts. Strange as it may seem, both pols are right. New York needs nuke plants - badly - but only if the public can be convinced they're safe. A city as thirsty for juice as New York cannot afford to lose Indian...
  • WHY N.Y. NEEDS INDIAN POINT

    12/06/2006 7:25:46 AM PST · by presidio9 · 8 replies · 363+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 5, 2006 | MATTHEW C. CORDARO
    THE debate about New York's energy future just got more interesting. Entergy, the owner of the Indian Point Energy Center in upper Westchester County, recently announced its intent to seek renewal of its license to operate two of the state's six nuclear-power plants. This provides an excellent chance for policymakers and business and political leaders to examine the best route for building New York's economy, improving our environment and our quality of life in the future. New York faces a major challenge: Our demand for electric power rises every year. But, with some aging plants scheduled to go offline, our...
  • U.S. Science Panel Sees Big Problems if Indian Point Reactors Are Closed

    06/07/2006 6:39:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 481+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 7, 2006 | MATTHEW L. WALD
    WASHINGTON, June 6 — Closing the Indian Point nuclear reactors would make electricity more expensive, leave New York more vulnerable to natural gas shortages and add to pollution that causes global warming, according to a report released on Tuesday by a committee of the National Academy of Sciences. The committee said that there were no insurmountable technical obstacles to closing the plant. But it asserted that electric demand was growing so fast in the region, and building power plants was so difficult, that simply meeting power needs during peak periods would be a challenge even if the reactors stayed in...
  • NRC Pledges Greater Indian Point Oversight

    10/25/2005 10:44:19 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 336+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Oct 25, 2005 12:52 pm
    The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has pledged to boost oversight of the Indian Point nuclear plants after the apparent leak of a radioactive isotope, aides to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday. Clinton, D-N.Y., met with NRC chairman Nils Diaz, who told her he would announce in coming days ``enhanced oversight ... with respect to both the leaks and the emergency notification system,'' said the senator's spokesman, Philippe Reines. Diaz didn't spell out exactly what the enhancements would be, but they could include additional reporting requirements and closer monitoring of the site. The NRC and Entergy Nuclear Northeast,...
  • NYP: TERROR AT INDIAN POINT? -- Nuclear power is the future.

    06/29/2005 5:38:31 AM PDT · by OESY · 14 replies · 831+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 29, 2005 | SCOTT JOHNSTON
    ...The reactor type used at Chernobyl was inherently unsafe — it has never been used in this country and never will. Above all else, it lacked a containment structure, designed to contain radiation should everything else fail. The only other meltdown in history came at Three Mile Island — whose containment dome completely contained all the radiation released by the meltdown. Radioactive gases were then control-released into the atmosphere over the course of a week. Sounds scary? Had you been standing at the perimeter fence at TMI during this period, you would have received about the same radiological dose as...
  • Indian Point "Another Bull's Eye On The Hudson?" (AP Watermelon Fear-Mongers at it again)

    07/15/2004 11:59:34 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 33 replies · 507+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2004
    A coalition of organizations seeking the shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power plants said Wednesday that a new plan for storing radioactive waste on the site creates "another bull's-eye on the Hudson River." "They're just adding to the risk" of contamination from an accident or attack at the plants, said Kyle Rabin, a policy analyst for Riverkeeper, one of the organizations in the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition. "They say they're doing what we're asking but they're not." A spokesman for Entergy Nuclear Northeast, owner of the plants in Buchanan, defended the plan. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding...
  • Nuclear-fuel forum changes few minds (Indian Point Alert)

    04/19/2004 8:17:35 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 2 replies · 123+ views
    The Journal News (Ganette) ^ | April 16, 2004 | Roger Witherspoon
    PEEKSKILL — Officials from the Indian Point nuclear power plants met last night with many of their most persistent critics to explain controversial plans to transfer 1,275 tons of highly radioactive fuel from water-filled pools into dry casks. But at the end of a cordial, two-hour forum at the Crystal Bay restaurant, a few residents were reassured, most positions were unchanged and Entergy Nuclear Northeast is moving ahead with its plans. "I'm in favor of moving the spent fuel to dry cask storage," said Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, D-Ossining, as she viewed the company's exhibits. "The more fuel we can get...
  • A Nuclear Renaissance?

    03/30/2004 7:36:40 AM PST · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 208+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, March 30, 2004 | VIJAY V. VAITHEESWARAN
    <p>Twenty-five years ago this week, something went horribly wrong at Three Mile Island. Those very words are now synonymous with nuclear meltdown, but back then they merely referred to an obscure nuclear plant in central Pennsylvania. Human error and mechanical failure conspired to send the temperature in the reactor core soaring, threatening a blast of deadly radiation. All of America watched in apprehension. Politicians and regulators bickered, and the media whipped up a frenzy.</p>
  • Opponents of IP put pressure on Senator Clinton to join fight to close the plants

    03/08/2004 11:59:56 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 3 replies · 74+ views
    News12 ^ | 3/8/04
    A national women's organization is calling on Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) to get involved in fight to close IP. The New York chapter of CODEPINK gathered outside Senator Clinton's New York City office Monday, trying to get her to take a stance on the issue of closing Indian Point. The group handed out pamphlets and asked residents to sign a letter that urges Senator Clinton to return a $2,000 campaign contribution she received from Entergy, the company that owns and operates Indian Point. Senator Clinton has called for stricter security at the plants but has never publicly voiced her opinion...
  • BLACKOUT BLACKMAIL (Indian Point empolyees who threaten strike should go to jail)

    01/27/2004 1:20:04 PM PST · by presidio9 · 6 replies · 125+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 26, 2004
    <p>That, at least, is what labor leaders (along with Indian Point's old scaremongering foes) hoped folks would think.</p> <p>"Elected officials should be very concerned that Entergy [the plant's owner] is playing Russian roulette with public safety," union flack Steve Mangione warned. "No matter what they say, they cannot guarantee the safe operation or the security of Indian Point" if it remained open during a strike.</p>
  • Indian Point should stay open

    11/17/2003 10:44:50 AM PST · by presidio9 · 5 replies · 195+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | November 17, 2003 | Stanley Crouch
    The environment and the issues that surround it are never less than extremely important. In the case of environmental safety and health, we know that coal- and fossil-burning power plants in black and Latin communities have been held responsible for the high numbers of children who suffer from respiratory diseases. Given those facts, it seems odd that there is now a conflict between advocates for black communities and environmentalists over the presence of nuclear plants and the uses of nuclear energy right here in New York. One side tells us that the nuclear power plant in Indian Point should be...
  • [Indian Point Siren Testing Oct 21] - Protesters.. call Indian Point evacuation plan 'unsafe'

    10/20/2003 7:29:19 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 6 replies · 158+ views
    Westchester News 12 ^ | October 20, 2003 | News 12
    (10/19/03) YORKTOWN HEIGHTS - Protesting continues against the operation of Westchester's nuclear power plants in Buchanan. A walk-a-thon to protest the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant was held Sunday at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights, just off Crompond Road, near the Taconic Parkway. Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition members held a rally there, highlighting what they call "an unworkable evacuation plan" for the people of Westchester if there is ever an accidental release of radiation at the plant. About 50 people showed up at FDR State park. The protestors are walking a three-mile loop around the park because they...
  • Terrorist may be living in Westchester (New York)

    03/08/2003 6:26:41 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 36 replies · 324+ views
    (03/07/03) WHITE PLAINS - A member of al-Qaida is reportedly living right here in Westchester and is being sought by the FBI. The FBI has not confirmed whether or not the information seized by the September 11th mastermind Khalid Shayk Mohammed is true. The information reportedly states that three suspected terrorists are living in the New York area. A laptop computer, a cell phone and an address book taken from Mohammed's hideout in Pakistan may have produced new leads that terrorists who may be in New York City or in Westchester remain focused on more destruction, specifically plotting to attack...
  • INDIAN POINT: THE TRUTH

    09/10/2003 7:32:46 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 79 replies · 416+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 9, 2003 | ROY SINCLAIR
    <p>ANTI-NUCLEAR activist group Riverkeeper has been in the news recently with fresh accusations regarding the Indian Point Energy Center. The only consistency from their side of the debate has been a major distortion of facts and attempts at unjustified scare tactics. Perhaps most glaring is Riverkeeper's recent claim that closing the two plants at Indian Point would be in support of New York's economy and the safety of its residents. As New Yorkers were reminded on Aug. 14, a blackout is devastating to the local economy and presents a wide range of potentially harmful situations.</p>
  • THE INDIAN POINT SHUFFLE

    08/11/2003 8:03:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies · 143+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 5, 2003
    <p>Where exactly does Gov. Pataki stand on the issue of the Indian Point nuclear power plant? Does he want it shut down, as local activists demand?</p> <p>Or does he understand the need to keep it open - to ensure an adequate supply of electricity for businesses and homes?</p>
  • Indian Pt. survives 'raids'

    08/12/2003 6:58:47 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 1 replies · 229+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | August 12, 2003
    A private security force "successfully protected" the Indian Point nuclear plants against mock intruders during last month's secretive drills, according to the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In a letter to several New York officials, dated Aug. 7 and made public yesterday, Chairman Nils Diaz said he was satisfied after watching two days of a "force-on-force" exercise. "The licensee has a strong defensive strategy and capability," Diaz wrote. "The Indian Point security force personnel successfully protected the plant from repeated mock-adversary attacks." Entergy Nuclear Northeast, owner of the twin nuclear plants 35 miles north of midtown Manhattan, said the...
  • Emergency Plans Recertified (Indian point Nuclear reactor near NYC)

    07/25/2003 9:56:36 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 7 replies · 253+ views
    1010wins ^ | 7/25/03
    (1010 WINS) (WASHINGTON) Federal officials will recertify emergency plans for the area around the Indian Point nuclear power station, effectively overriding opposition from local officials who felt evacuation procedures wouldn't protect residents from radiation in a terrorist attack. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is expected to announce the decision as early as Friday afternoon, said government sources, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The decision caps months of standoffs and negotiations among local, state, and federal authorities over terrorism concerns surrounding the plant in Buchanan, N.Y., 35 miles north of midtown Manhattan. Executives in the four counties...
  • Giuliani Promotes Indian Pt. Terror Drill

    07/17/2003 10:01:41 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 1 replies · 154+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 17, 2003 | LISA W. FODERARO
    Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, visited Westchester County today to speak on behalf of one of his new clients, Entergy Nuclear Northeast, as it prepares for an antiterrorism drill at its Indian Point nuclear power complex. The visit was part of an elaborate presentation by Entergy that blended the thrills of a summer action picture — an M-16 semiautomatic rifle firing blanks at an Indian Point security officer — and Mr. Giuliani's star power. It seemed designed to take back some of the attention that has lately focused on Entergy's critics, who have attacked the nuclear...
  • Hedge Fund Managers Back Move to Close Entergy Nuclear Plant (Indian Point Alert)

    05/02/2003 9:10:44 AM PDT · by WaveThatFlag · 28 replies · 792+ views
    Bloomber Terminal | 2003-05-02
    Entergy Corp., the second-largest U.S. nuclear-power generator, is facing new opposition to its Buchanan, New York, plant: Paul Tudor Jones and other hedge-fund managers are joining environmentalists who want the facility closed. Sept. 11 showed the threat of a terrorist attack on the Indian Point reactors is too great, given their location near 20 million people in the New York City region, Jones said in a speech this week before analysts and investors a block from the World Trade Center site. The plant should be shut within five years, said Jones, who manages $8 billion. Financial support from hedge-fund managers...
  • Bills Would Let N-Plant Guards Carry Automatic Weapons

    04/01/2003 8:15:56 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 11 replies · 288+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3/20/3 | By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD
    In an attempt to close what they called "glaring loopholes," two assemblymen from Westchester County yesterday proposed that private security guards at New York State's nuclear power plants be allowed to carry automatic weapons. It was the second measure introduced in the Legislature this week to bolster security at six active nuclear reactors being operated at four sites around the state. Earlier this week, State Senator James W. Wright, a Republican of Watertown, introduced a bill to grant private security guards who patrol nuclear and electric generating plants peace officer status, allowing them to carry automatic weapons and make arrests....
  • Congress to hold hearings on Indian Point power plant

    02/13/2003 10:54:24 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 4 replies · 292+ views
    New York Newsday ^ | 2/6/3 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) _ Congress will hold hearings into the contentious emergency evacuation plan for Indian Point, the nuclear power plant just north of New York City. Rep. Sue Kelly, a Republican whose district includes the Westchester County facility, had pushed for a hearing on the issue after a consultant firm found Indian Point's emergency plans rely on outdated technology and are based on unrealistic expectations. Fears about the plant have escalated sharply since the terror attacks of Sept. 11. A House subcommittee overseeing emergency management will conduct hearings in the near future, Washington, D.C., officials said Thursday. Kelly said she...
  • Letter from Chairman Richard A. Meserve of the NRC to Hillary Clinton

    02/13/2003 6:41:47 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 14 replies · 289+ views
    NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) ^ | February 12, 2003 | Richard A. Meserve, Chairman NRC
    NRC NEWS U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Office of Public Affairs, Region I 475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pa. 19406 No. I-03-005 February 12, 2003 CONTACT: Diane Screnci (610) 337-5330 Neil A. Sheehan (610) 337-5331 E-mail: opa1@nrc.gov NOTE TO EDITORS: Given the high interest in the Emergency Preparedness situation at the Indian Point and Millstone nuclear power plants, the attached letter on the subject, from Chairman Richard A. Meserve of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Sen. Hillary R. Clinton, is being provided. February 12, 2003 The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Clinton: I...
  • Westchester County (NY) Begins Distribution of Potassium Iodide (Indian Point)

    06/01/2002 1:03:54 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 37 replies · 392+ views
    WestchesterGov.com ^ | May 31, 2002 | Staff
    KI will be made available to residents within the 10-mile radius of Indian Point on three days in June Westchester County will begin distributing potassium iodide, known as KI, on Saturday, June 8 in the first of three days set aside to distribute the pills for use in a radiological emergency. Residents who live within a 10-mile radius of the Indian Point nuclear power plant can receive one free pill per person at any one of the dates and locations listed below. This free, public distribution is part of a comprehensive KI policy, which includes the distribution and stockpiling of...