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Degradation of Indian Point Reactor Triggers NRC Investigation

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The unprecedented degradation of critical baffle bolts in the Indian Point 2 reactor has triggered an extensive investigation by federal officials see...

23 Years of Radioactive Rainfall at New York Nuclear Plant

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

For the past 23 years, Entergy engineers have tried unsuccessfully to ignore, live with, and then stop a radioactive rain from the Indian Point 2 reactor cavity from falling onto workers inside the massive containment building.

Indian Point: More Nuts than Bolts

Manna Jo Greene | Posted 04.11.2016 | Green
Manna Jo Greene

The aging, leaking Indian Point Energy Center has been operating with an expired license since 2013. Since that time it has been lurching from crisi...

The 'Careful, Thoughtful' Approach to Indian Point Is to Close It

Paul Gallay | Posted 04.07.2016 | New York
Paul Gallay

In the time since Clinton left New York to become Secretary of State, Indian Point has become far more dangerous and the supply of energy available to replace it has grown sufficiently to enable its safe and affordable closure. Against this backdrop, when Secretary Clinton was asked recently what to do about Indian Point, she cited her long-standing concerns on plant safety and call for a "careful, thoughtful" approach.

A Fukushima on the Hudson?

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 03.31.2016 | 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.

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....

"Green News Report" - May 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Explosion, fire and oil spill at nuclear plant just outside New York City...

Fracking New York: It's Not Over 'Till It's Over

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.01.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

When Governor Andrew Cuomo decided to ban fracking in New York State in December 2014, New Yorkers thought their worries were over. They were wrong.

Nuclear Plants Make New York a Global Model for Addressing Climate Change

Jerry Kremer | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Jerry Kremer

On September 23, NYC will host the United Nations Climate Summit, one of the foremost events to address reducing carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions that threaten the quality of life for billions of people. As New York offers a showcase for how to have a vibrant economy and low carbon emissions, it is especially fitting the conference is here.

Nuke Plant Facing Shutdown to Protect Fish

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 09.21.2014 | New York
Roger Witherspoon

New York State is prepared to close 40 years of intermittent and costly legal wrangling over the annual destruction of billions of fish by the twin Indian Point nuclear power plants in the productive Hudson River estuary if the plant agrees to shut down during peak spawning and hatching seasons for the river's major fish populations.

NRC Probes Indian Point Security Lapses

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating possibly major lapses in security at the Indian Point nuclear power plants, including the prospect that criminal elements are using parts of the plants' drills for their own training.

Nuclear Power Through the Fukushima Perspective

Karl Grossman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Karl Grossman

Nader said nuclear power is unnecessary because there are many energy alternatives -- led by solar and wind. It is unsafe because catastrophic accidents can and will happen.

What 2013 Could Bring To New York

www.thenewyorkworld.com | Posted 12.22.2012 | New York

...Indian Point begins to power down? Two months of Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearings on the future of the Indian Point Energy Center wrapped ...

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.

Exit Jackzo: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Free Fall

Richard Brodsky | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The resignation of NRC Chairman Gregory Jackzo puts the issue of nuclear safety smack on the middle of Obama's desk, and then into the presidential race. That's a good thing. 

Nuclear Power's Green Mountain Grassroots Demise

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

If the citizens of Vermont can shut Yankee, a dam will be breached and the post-Fukushima power of a rising grassroots tsunami will be made tangible. Solartopia will be that much closer.

Indian Point, The NRC and 2012

Richard Brodsky | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

After careful review of what is known about the Indian Point power plant, I am and have been of the view that it is dangerous, expensive and unnecessary. Here's why.

Cuomo's Cheney-Style "Transparency" on Fracking

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 12.31.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Governor Cuomo, the growing movement against fracking will not accept this tired "two bad choices" trick.

NRDC Report: Close New York Nuclear Plant

Posted 12.17.2011 | Green

A report released Monday says southern New York State's Indian Point Energy Center should be closed, despite pressure to keep it open. The Indian ...

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 ...

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...

The Radioactive Racism Behind Nuclear Energy

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

If we survey the landscape of nuclear development across the planet, we see that the destructive impacts of the technology are often paired with the dehumanizing impacts of environmental racism.

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...

Amanda Terkel

Steven Chu: Nuclear Plant Near New York City Will Be Reviewed

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Steven Chu weighed in on Sunday on a controversial nuclear reactor located near New York City, saying that the administ...

America's Eggshell Nukes

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made it clear that America's 104 licensed atomic power reactors are not accidents waiting to happen. They are accidents in progress.