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Indian Point

Nuke Plant Facing Shutdown to Protect Fish

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 07.22.2014 | 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.

Former Nuclear Facility Worker Pleads Guilty To Fuel Contamination Cover-Up

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former supervisor who was accused of trying to cover up fuel contamination at Entergy Corp.'s Indian Point nuclear plant...

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 ...

Storm Forces Nuclear Power Plant To Shut Down Unit

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green

ATLANTA — Superstorm Sandy forced three nuclear reactors to close by playing havoc with cooling water and electrical lines, but the nuclear indu...

Opponents Of Nuclear Plant Try To Block New Licenses

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 12.15.2012 | New York

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — For the people who want to shut down Entergy Corp.'s nuclear plant in the New York City suburbs, where 17 million people live...

Nuclear Power Plant Workers Sleep, Watch DVDs On The Job, Says Lawsuit

AP | Posted 09.13.2012 | New York

BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- A security lieutenant at New York's Indian Point nuclear power complex has filed a lawsuit claiming the plant is unsecure, and that ...

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.

Nuclear Reactor Back In Service

AP | Posted 01.19.2012 | New York

BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- A nuclear reactor in New York City's suburbs is back in service after an eight-day shutdown to repair a pump that was leaking slight...

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 tha...

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.

Is the "Nuclear Renaissance" Dead Yet?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

It is now clearer than ever that atomic energy cannot compete. After a half-century this technology still can't face the prospect of full liability for the disasters it might impose.

Nuclear Industry to Vermont: "Drop Dead"

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The nuclear power industry is sending a clear and forceful message to the citizens of Vermont: "Drop Dead."

Indian Point Nuke Plant Shut Down... Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) -- A nuclear power plant in the New York City suburbs is offline again because of a leak in an oil pipe. It's the fourth unplan...