Editorials

“Indian Point gives reason to worry” by Glenn Rickles

“Since the recent earthquake in Japan, every day brings new reports about the damage to the Kashiwasaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, including spillage and leaks of hundreds of gallons of radioactively contaminated water.

Predictably, the plant’s owner says, “Don’t worry, the plant is safe.”

I can’t help but think of Entergy’s similarly comforting statements. Entergy says don’t worry that the Indian Point plant site is built on a seismic fault line. Don’t worry that we have not been able to get the new evacuation sirens to work. Don’t worry that Indian Point has been leaking irradiated water for years, and we still are not sure of where it is all coming from and flowing to, or how much water and irradiation is escaping. Don’t worry that Indian Point was given consideration as a 9/11 target.

With Indian Point’s application to renew its operating license for 20 more years, now is the time for all of us living in the plant’s environs to raise our voices and come down on the side of our health and our safety.

Glenn Rickles

Croton-on-Hudson”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s