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“Entergy tells NRC the new Indian Point notification system is built on lessons learned”

“Peekskill – Two-thirds of the new warning sirens are in place, and are being tested, in the ten-mile radius around the Indian Point Energy Center. All 150 sirens are to be installed by sometime early next year. Entergy officials told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, at a public meeting in Peekskill on Friday, that the new … Continue reading

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“House passes Kelly legislation to increase security at nuke plants including Indian Point”

“(Washington, DC) – The House of Representatives has passed legislation sponsored by Congresswoman Sue Kelly that would help strengthen security at waterside nuclear power plants. As part of an effort to increase the Coast Guard presence along the Hudson River in the vicinity of Indian Point, Kelly introduced the bill on June 14. When she … Continue reading

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“Nuclear Threat: Power plants vulnerable or secure?” by Peter Urban

“Despite efforts to improve security, the nation’s nuclear power plants remain vulnerable to terrorist attack five years after Sept. 11, concerned citizens and members of Congress say. Connecticut is one of 31 states with nuclear power plants. The Millstone complex, which has two operating reactors and one closed reactor, is in Waterford, about 65 miles … Continue reading

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“Critics want nuclear fuel better protected” by Greg Clary

“A group of Congressional representatives and environmentalists is calling for stronger regulation of spent nuclear fuel, saying the nation’s 103 working nuclear plants remain vulnerable to attack. “Nearly five years after Sept. 11, we know that terrorists are still plotting to attack this country,” said Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-Middletown. “Just as we must take steps … Continue reading

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“Indian Point 2 shuts for water tank problem” by Greg Clary

“BUCHANAN — Workers shut down Indian Point 2 yesterday morning after problems developed with discharge valves in a 10,000-gallon tank of nonradioactive water. Plant employees and the public were never at risk, and the 500-degree liquid never leaked, Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials said. “We’re trying to better understand the circumstances leading up to the (shutdown),” … Continue reading