Riverkeeper Blogs

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
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
Closing Indian Point makes NY safer and more energy secure
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

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