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NYS DEC denies CPV fracked-gas plant an Air Quality Permit, effectively shutting down the plant

OSSINING, NY — New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation has denied the renewal of the Air Quality Permit for the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) fracked-gas power plant located in the Town of Wawayanda in Orange County. Denial of the permit renewal effectively shuts down the plant that has been fiercely opposed by regional and statewide organizations for its devastating environmental impacts. The announcement by DEC comes after years of tireless work by community organizations to stop the plant’s operation. Riverkeeper continues to support and work with Protect Orange County, […]

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Riverkeeper statement regarding AIM pipeline/Indian Point risk assessment

Ossining, NY — Late this afternoon, four New York State agencies released the executive summary of a long-awaited risk assessment of the Algonquin Incremental Market pipeline near Indian Point Energy Center in Westchester County. The agencies, the State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Department of Public Service, Department of Health, and the Department of Environmental Conservation, also wrote to the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that the commission take additional action to mitigate and further investigate the potential risks posed by the pipelines. Riverkeeper […]

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Riverkeeper joins regional and state lawmakers in calling on DEC to revoke CPV power plant permits

Goshen, NY — Riverkeeper joined with County and State lawmakers to seek the suspension or revocation of air quality permits for the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) power plant. Riverkeeper and the elected officials filed the petition on Friday with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). In addition to co-signing this petition, Riverkeeper continues to support and work with Protect Orange County, which has led the fight to stop the natural-gas plant from going online and has, for years, been asking Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to address the […]

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Indian Point is already too dangerous — it can’t make do with a skeleton crew

A quick cleanup of Indian Point is needed
Photo: Cliff Weathers
Amid the recurrent critical malfunctions, allowing “management” to expand their duties to fill the roles of multiple employees and directly operate the plant is asking for trouble. If workers are not available to operate the plant, the solution is simple. It should be taken offline until Entergy and the workers can resolve their differences.

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Checking it twice: Grid operator says electric system reliable without Indian Point

NYISO says grid will be reliable without Indian Point
The path forward to a safe, secure, low-carbon energy future without Indian Point is well lit.

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Checking it twice: Grid operator says electric system reliable without Indian Point

Riverkeeper statement regarding NYISO’s Indian Point deactivation report

For immediate release: December 13, 2017 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper Communications Director cweathers@riverkeeper.org; 845-445-8257 Riverkeeper statement regarding NYISO’s Indian Point deactivation report OSSINING — Today, the New York Independent System Operator released a report analyzing the retirement of the Indian Point nuclear plant and its impacts to the reliability of the electric system. The report found that system reliability criteria can be met with one or more types of solutions including generation, transmission, energy efficiency, and demand response measures. The report confirms a key finding in the 2017 report by […]

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Local Experts Outline Challenges Associated with Indian Point Shutdown

Failing bolts at second Indian Point reactor raise further safety concerns

Inspection at Unit 3 finds 256 of 832 critical reactor core bolts impaired; result is even worse than at Unit 2. Riverkeeper demands NRC issue an incident report and supply a root cause analysis for clustered bolt failures.

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