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“Indian Point nukes threaten Connecticut” by Joseph J. Mangano

“Greenwich and Stamford lie nestled at the lower tip of Connecticut, on the New York State border. The prosperous suburban towns feature picturesque homes and lovely views of the Long Island Sound. But surprisingly, Greenwich and Stamford have a very high rate of childhood cancer. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, in the … Continue reading

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“Indian Point’s future critiqued Local listeners left in lurch by glitch” by Alexa James

“Hudson Valley watchdogs fumed on the phone lines Thursday, upset over technical glitches that compromised a critical meeting about the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The public hearing, held in Rockville, Md., was supposed to be open to local listeners via a live phone bridge, but the audio was poor through most of the session. … Continue reading

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“INDIAN POINT – NUCLEAR POWER UNSAFE FOR REGION” by Joseph J. Mangano

“Government licenses for the two nuclear reactors at the Indian Point plant – 35 miles north of midtown Manhattan and 40 miles south of Kingston – are about to expire.  The reactors are owned by Entergy Nuclear of Jackson, Mississippi, which has asked federal regulators to keep Indian Point operating for 20 more years. Entergy … Continue reading

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“NRC seeks better leak detection at US nuke plants” by Wayne Parry

“ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Spurred by recurring leaks of radioactive water from the nation’s oldest nuclear power plant, federal regulators say they’re looking for better ways to detect leaks from buried pipes at all 104 American nuclear power plants. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has told its staff to consider whether programs to find … Continue reading

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“Indian Point’s contamination woes: Entergy wants 20-year extension to run nuclear plant” by Abby Luby

“The Indian Point nuclear power station in Buchanan, N.Y., 35 miles north of midtown New York City. The Indian Point nuclear power plant is sitting on enough contaminated soil, by federal estimates, to fill Yankee Stadium with radioactive sludge a foot deep. Years of radioactive leaks have saturated some 1.63 million cubic feet of soil … Continue reading

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“Regulators weigh more oversight of Indian Point after shutdown” by Greg Clary

“BUCHANAN – Federal regulators were still sorting out yesterday whether the latest emergency shutdown of Indian Point 3 would trigger tighter oversight of the nuclear reactor’s operations. The nuclear reactor went into automatic shutdown at 8:32 p.m. Monday, after a lightning strike at a Consolidated Edison switch yard across from the plant apparently caused a … Continue reading