iOS app Android app

Indian Point Power Plant

New York City's "Three Mile Island"

Colin Smith | Posted 04.05.2017 | Green
Colin Smith

Thirty miles north of New York City, nestled along the scenic banks of the Hudson River, lies the Indian Point nuclear power plant. On January 26, 2016, Tritium-contaminated water leaked into the groundwater beneath the facility.

A Fukushima on the Hudson?

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 04.01.2017 | Politics
Ellen Cantarow

In both Chernobyl and Fukushima, before disaster began to unfold, few imagined that such a catastrophe was possible. In the United States, too, despite the knowledge since 1945 that nuclear power, at war or in peacetime, holds dangers of a stunning sort, the general attitude remains: it can't happen here.

The Technological World and the Risk of Nuclear Power

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.15.2017 | Green
Steven Cohen

This past week, the New York Times' Jonathan Soble reminded us that the cleanup of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster that took place five years ago will still take decades to complete. It was a stark reminder of the limits and dangers of modern technology.

Radioactive Water Leaks Into Groundwater At Indian Point Nuclear Plant

New York Daily News | Adam Goldberg | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics

Radioactive water leaked into the groundwater at the upstate Indian Point nuclear power plant, officials said Saturday....

Wide Gulf and Angry Words in Indian Point Labor Talks

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

Two days of contract talks with federal mediators ended Thursday night with angry union negotiators and no deal in sight on the last day of the contract between Entergy Nuclear and nearly 400 workers at the Indian Point power plant.

Nuke Plant to Run on Expired Operating License

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

Federal regulators have granted a special exemption to the Indian Point 2 nuclear power plant in New York, allowing it to become the first in the nation to generate electricity with an expired operating license.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Engineers Seek Investigation Of Nuclear Power Threats | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 12.20.2012 | Green

In a letter sent Wednesday, a pair of nuclear engineers -- one of them an employee at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission -- implored outgoing Sen...

New York's Better Off Without Indian Point

Ed Koch | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

As the clock ticks down toward Fall relicensing hearings for the Indian Point nuclear power plant, New Yorkers face a stark choice: a risk-prone, unsafe nuclear plant or the chance to become a national leader in the emerging clean energy economy.

America's Reckless Nuclear Policies Have Got to End

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

We shouldn't gamble away another cent towards this destructive and dangerous energy technology. I will fight to end these spending policies and instead aim federal funding toward clean, safe, renewable energy -- the type that we can all feel comfortable living next to.

Nuclear Power Is Part of USA Energy Mix

Jim Steets | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Jim Steets

There's been good dialogue regarding my last blog post concerning the Indian Point Energy Center. And I appreciate the many thoughtful comments, inclu...

Report: Closing Indian Point Means Dirtier Air, Higher Costs

Posted 09.06.2011 | New York

Shutting down New York's Indian Point nuclear power plant would cause dirtier air and higher electric bills for New York City residents, according to ...

13 Places Google Doesn't Want You To See | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Google Earth is a great tool for seeing where you're going on vacation or where you've been on vacation. But there are some spots that, inexplicabl...

Nuke Industry to America: "We Don't Need No Stinking Fire Protection"

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Investigations by the New York Daily News and others show Indian Point's fire detection and suppression systems to be woefully inadequate.

NY State Attorney General: Nuclear Plant Violates Fire Safety Rules

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2011 | New York

March 28, 2011 8:44:57 PM NEW YORK, (Reuters) - The Indian Point nuclear power plant has sought more than 100 exemptions from the fire code that co...

Feds To Conduct Safety Review Of Indian Point Power Plant

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The earthquake in Japan has put New York's Indian Point Power Plant in the spotlight. From the New York Daily News: The Nuclear Regulatory Commissio...

Cuomo Wants Indian Point Power Plant Closed After Earthquake Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Cuomo has never been a fan of the Indian Point Power Plant, and now he has new evidence to support its closure. A report released by the Union...

After Japan, New Fears Over Indian Point's Stability | Michael Daly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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 sai...