Riverkeeper Blogs

Riverkeeper celebrates Governor’s signature of legislation to halt radioactive wastewater discharges into the Hudson River More
In a March, 2023 letter, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a notice sent to Holtec, International, providing details of two additional violations during their decommissioning of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. More
Holtec International, the firm responsible for decommissioning the Indian Point nuclear power plant, has stated that it will resume discharging radioactive wastewater into the Hudson River from a spent fuel pool on the site as early as August, and possibly sooner. More
As the Indian Point decommissioning effort continues, there remain a number of significant issues that will be discussed at the next meeting of the Decommissioning Oversight Board on February 2, 2023. More
Holtec International, the firm responsible for the decommissioning of Indian Point has filed for a number of exemptions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that would loosen existing oversight requirements. More
New Synapse report details how solar, wind and energy efficiency improvements will fill gaps left by Indian Point. More
Riverkeeper to keep a watchful eye during Indian Point decommissioning May 28, 2021 marked a new era for Indian Point as it officially entered its decommissioning phase as its license transfers from Entergy to Holtec International. The transfer —  and its approval earlier this month […] More
On April 30, the aging and increasingly dangerous Indian Point nuclear plant shut down for good, under an agreement reached between New York State, plant owner Entergy and Riverkeeper in 2017. And, thanks to over a decade of work by state energy officials, New York is replacing Indian Point’s power with clean, reliable energy — we’re already consuming less fossil fuel-based power than we were when the closure agreement was signed. More
Renewable generation and efficiency in NY-graph
If you’re in the market for safe, sustainable energy in New York, the Indian Point nuclear plant just isn’t for you. The risks associated with continuing to operate Indian Point should make you more than a little relieved that this increasingly unsafe, half-century old plant […] More
Group will join the NYS Attorney General in challenging NRC’s approval.   NRC gave in to industry despite overwhelming concerns about license.   Once again, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has acquiesced to industry and dismissed all challenges against the transfer of Indian Point Energy Center […] More