Press Releases

Entergy Rebuked by New York State Attorney General in Enexus Case: Decision Pending

Entergy Rebuked by New York State Attorney General in Enexus Case: Decision Pending By Press Release on February 11, 2010 For Immediate Release: Paul Burns, VPIRG 802-793-1985 The Office of New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo blasted Entergy officials yesterday for more corporate shenanigans from a company already mired in controversy here in Vermont.  … Continue reading


“Local Residents Outraged About Release of Radioactive Steam over Hudson Valley”

“Two days after the fact, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission learned that an estimated 600,000 gallons of boiling, radioactive water turned to steam and was released over the lower Hudson Valley in November, 2009,  as a result of a malfunction that caused Westchester County’s Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant to be shut down.  Mired in slow … Continue reading


“Nuclear steam leak intentional: Response to Indian Point plant shutdown” by Abby Luby

“The recent shutdown at the Indian Point Nuclear power plant and release of contaminated steam into the atmosphere was intentional, the federal agency that oversees the nation’s nuclear power plants insisted Thursday. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan said the release valves “were intentionally opened (as per plant procedures) as part of the shutdown.” The steam … Continue reading


“Lawmaker Sues Feds Over Nuke Plant Safety” by Tim Hull

“(CN) – A New York assemblyman claims the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is endangering the public by allowing the Indian Point nuclear plant to use substandard insulation around electric cables that would control the shutdown of the reactor in the event of a core meltdown. Richard L. Brodsky, assemblyman for the 92nd District, says the NRC had … Continue reading