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Coalition Urges Action on Indian Point in Advance of May 14 NRC Annual Assessment Meeting

MEDIA ALERT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Tina Posterli, Riverkeeper, [email protected], 516-526-9371
Laura Haight, NYPIRG, [email protected], 518-588-5481
Julia Church, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, [email protected]clearwater.org, 845-265-8080, x7112

To release its own report card on Indian Point’s safety over the past year and call for NRC to be held accountable for failure to address critical issues of evacuation planning and storage of nuclear waste

What? Environmental and citizens’ groups, and former and current elected officials are joining forces in a call for action in advance of yet another rubber-stamped safety assessment of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) promised it would “learn the lessons” of the accident and reexamine regulations and procedures at U.S. nuclear plants with a view toward preventing similar ones here. More than two years later, little or nothing has changed to improve public safety regarding Indian Point.

The coalition will be making specific asks to hold NRC accountable for its failure to address serious safety concerns at Indian Point – evacuation planning, dangerous storage of nuclear waste and other critical issues that are not being addressed in federal proceedings on relicensing the plant, but which demand attention. They will also release a report card highlighting how NRC is really doing in assessing the nuclear power plant, calling out blatant failures of the agency’s “grading” of Indian Point.

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, New York Public Interest Research Group, New York Environmental Law and Justice Project, PHASE, Radiation and Public Health Project, Riverkeeper, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Stony Point 55/Indian Point Convergence, Westchester Citizens Awareness Network and many other groups are calling for the closure of Indian Point and supporting New York’s investment in a clean energy economy.

WHO?
Speakers at the press conference to include (list in formation: federal, state, county and municipal elected officials pending):

  • Congressman Eliot Engel’s office
  • Richard Brodsky, Former New York State Assemblyman District 92
  • Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper
  • Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
  • Allegra Dengler, Indian Point Chair, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter
  • Gary Shaw, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition
  • Jeanne Shaw, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition
  • Susan Shapiro, PHASE

WHEN & WHERE? The press conference will begin at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, Riverfront Green Park, Peekskill, NY

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REQUEST SIDE INTERVIEWS, EMAIL [email protected], OR CALL 516-526-9371.

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