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“Nuke site needs go beyond sirens” a Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial

“After nearly two years, the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan has all but satisfied federal regulators that the facility’s updated siren system can perform as a primary warning system. It’s about time. But there are larger issues about the plant’s operation that must be addressed. The siren system will give four counties – … Continue reading

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“Can Nuclear Power Compete?” by Matthew L. Wald

“Newly approved reactor designs could reduce global warming and fossil-fuel dependence, but utilities are grappling with whether better nukes make market sense On an August afternoon in Washington, D.C., typically miserable for its heat, humidity and stillness, reporters gathered at a downtown hotel not known for its air-conditioning. Stuffed inside a windowless conference room that … Continue reading

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“Nuke agency should expand relicensing rules” a Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial

“Westchester County executives have gone a step further in pushing for reform in nuclear power plant relicensing. That’s a wise and necessary move considering there is an aging facility in the densely populated backyard of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Buchanan. As Westchester authorities argued in court recently, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must … Continue reading

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“Indian Pt. neighbors may hear ‘gunshots’ during drill” by Greg Clary

“BUCHANAN – Residents around Indian Point who hear gunshots or other disturbances coming from the nuclear plant this week should not worry – they’re only simulated attacks to improve overall security. The force-on-force exercises, as they’re called, will be conducted today through Thursday in unrehearsed scenarios designed to test officers’ ability to respond. “It’s likely … Continue reading

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“County to fight NRC in federal court” by Abby Luby

“Westchester County is taking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to federal court, saying its relicensing guidelines for nuclear power plants are inadequate. For the last three years County Executive Andrew Spano has argued that the NRC criteria for relicensing the 40-year-old Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant fails to protect the public. The county will make that … Continue reading

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“Report says Indian Point, New York area at risk” by Abby Luby

“New research reveals that not one, but two seismic faults run beneath the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants in Buchanan. The recent report by Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory says that a previously unknown seismic zone runs from Stamford, Connecticut to Peekskill, passing less than a mile north of the Indian Point nuclear power plants. … Continue reading