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  • As Americans Argue Over Which Bathroom to Use, 3 Nuclear Disasters are Unfolding Inside the US

    05/01/2016 4:57:36 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 57 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/30/2016 | Matt Agorist
    As the debate over which bathroom an individual should use based on their sexual identity heats up, we are witnessing the ignorant and brash nature of state enforcement of these edicts come to a head. It is not only a distraction and a means for the state to get involved in your bowel movements, but it paints the trans and gay community in a negative light by asserting there is some sexual stigma involved in relieving one’s bladder. The end result of such obstinate legalese clouding the minds of the public is going to be state violence initiated against individuals...
  • 65,000% Spike In Reported Radioactivity After Tritium Leaks At Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

    02/07/2016 7:25:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/06/15 | Tyler Durden
    Two years after being fined for falsifying safety records, nine months after a transformer exploded at the Indian Point Nuclear Reactor just 37 miles from midtown Manhattan, and two months after Entergy - the plant's operator - shut down the Unit 2 reactor after a major power outage cut power to several control rods (when the company assured that no radioactivity was released into the environment), this afternoon NY Governor Andrew Cuomo said he learned that "radioactive tritium-contaminated water" had leaked into the groundwater at the nuclear facility in Westchester County. Cuomo, in a letter Saturday to the state Health...
  • 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 plantís 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 Pointís two operating reactors ó which supply 30 percent of the electricity used by New York City and Westchester County ó...
  • 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 ó 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 plantís 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 plantís 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...

    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 ó 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 ó 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 ó 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 ó 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>