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State legislators push forward Indian Point legislation
Decommissioning oversight bill still needs action before adjournment.   Indian Point unit 2 has shut down. Unit 3 is poised to shut down in less than a year. New Yorkers face the actual possibility that Holtec, an international corporation woefully unfit to handle nuclear decommissioning […] More
Last week Riverkeeper and many others submitted comments to the Public Service Commission in response to Entergy and Holtec’s petition regarding the transfer of Indian Point Energy Center to Holtec for decommissioning. More
Media sources publish disinformation without checking the facts.   Over the past week, nuclear-power advocates have opportunistically used regional media outlets to link the imminent closure of Indian Point 2 with the region’s response to COVID-19. In the pages of The New York Post and […] More
Indian Point's unit reactor 2 closes down
On March 25, Riverkeeper submitted our comments opposing the proposed license transfer of the Indian Point Energy Center and called for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to also reject Holtec’s Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR). Not only does Holtec’s history show that it is a bad […] More
Tell the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that Holtec’s plan for decommissioning is unacceptably vague and does not ensure the public’s money is used correctly to decommission Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant while limiting environmental and safety impacts. More
Indian Point no security
Help stop Holtec from becoming the decommissioning company for Indian Point. More
Once decommissioned, the Indian Point site should be cleaned up as quickly as possible More
Unit 2 reactor problem is the latest in a long string of troublesome safety issues. Last week, Entergy discovered a significant safety problem that could prevent safe restart of Indian Point 2, which is currently shut down for refueling. A visual inspection of the reactor […] More
In his recent Times Union guest column “Solar, wind won’t come in time in New York,” Jerry Kremer wholly misrepresents the findings of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)—the state’s electricity grid operator—about the reliability of New York’s energy after the closure of Indian […] More
In a response to our piece about Indian Point’s susceptibility to earthquakes, Entergy spokesperson Jerry Nappi mischaracterizes the earthquake dangers of the Indian Point nuclear plant. He asserts that the nuclear plant earthquake danger rankings were developed by a news reporter and are therefore false. […] More

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