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Hundreds gather to tell NRC Indian Point is not worth the risk


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Record turnout for June 2 Meeting

The annual assessment meeting held on June 2 for Indian Point 2 and 3 drew its largest crowd ever as nearly 500 concerned citizens let the NRC know that the agency’s business as usual review and rubber stamping of the plant’s relicensing will not be tolerated. Especially in light of all we know since the tragedy began unfolding at Fukushima.

Riverkeeper joined together with Citizens Awareness Network (CAN), Greenpeace, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC), New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), and Shut Down Indian Point Now to rally New Yorkers and area residents eager to use the last public forum before the Indian Point relicensing hearing in the fall to make their concerns heard by the NRC.

A press conference was held prior to the meeting where the groups unified in opposition to Indian Point and announced a plan of action, which includes calling for a moratorium on relicensing, moving spent fuel out of crowded, unfortified fuel pools and into hardened, dry casks, closing the plant to stop making yet more of the dangerous waste and investing in greener alternatives.

Over a hundred people who signed in at the meeting to voice their concerns or comment did not get to do so. Anyone interested in submitting their comments can write or e-mail Region 1 Administrator at: [email protected]

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King of Prussia, PA 19406-1415

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