Indian Point

Statement regarding Entergy’s plan to sell the Indian Point nuclear plant to Holtec for decommissioning

Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay released this statement today: Riverkeeper has major concerns about Tuesday’s announcement that Entergy will sell the Indian Point reactors to Holtec for decommissioning.  Both Holtec and its intended partner, SNC-Lavalin, have problematic operating histories, including a bribery scandal in Canada that threatens to topple the Trudeau government. This proposed license transfer therefore needs careful scrutiny by New York State, and, ideally, by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The stated goal of decommissioning more rapidly than the 60 years allowed by the federal government is welcome, but that […]

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Closing Indian Point is good

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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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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Utility Analyst Report: Indian Point’s Nuclear Power Can Be Replaced With Low-Carbon Options Led By Increased Energy Efficiency & Renewables

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Report for Riverkeeper, NRDC Shows Reliable, Affordable & Clean Power Transition Expected With 2020-2021 Shutdown of Troubled Nuclear Plant Near New York City; Implementation of State’s Clean Energy Policies is Critical.

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