UK RISER drone to map out radiation at Fukushima nuclear power plant
News / Scientific Concepts

UK RISER drone to map out radiation at Fukushima nuclear power plant

A drone developed in the UK with radiation-mapping capabilities will be deployed deep inside the damaged and contaminated reactor building of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. The highly technical drone, called RISER which stands for Remote Intelligence Survey Equipment for Radiation, is developed by Blue Bear from Bedford. The software comes from Cockermouth-based Createc. RISER DRONE MAP-OUT RADIATION AT FUKUSHIMA … Continue reading

Power restored to Indian Point reactor after shutdown caused by electrical failure
Decommissioning / Events / News

Power restored to Indian Point reactor after shutdown caused by electrical failure

One of Indian Point’s two nuclear reactors began generating electricity Wednesday morning after a nearly two-week shutdown caused by a faulty generator. The power plant’s Unit 3 reactor was re-connected to the state’s power grid around 9 a.m., according to Vera Carley, a spokeswoman for Entergy, which owns Indian Point. The reactor shut down automatically … Continue reading

From Fukushima to Indian Point, What’s in Our Future?
Events / News

From Fukushima to Indian Point, What’s in Our Future?

Sunday, March 11, noon,  Program and Potluck American Legion Post 274 (Captain Oliver C. Chase Jr.) 936 McKinley Street, Peekskill, NY. Dear Friends, March 11 of this year marks seven years since the Great Eastern Earthquake in Japan triggered the ongoing disaster of Fukushima –the meltdown of three nuclear reactors, the initial release of radiation that traveled around … Continue reading

Editorials

Letter: Riverkeeper False On Indian Point and Quakes

Dear Editor: Contrary to anti-nuclear organization Riverkeeper’s recent assertion in this publication, last week’s earthquake centered in Westchester County provides yet another degree of assurance that Indian Point is safe. Indian Point is constructed to withstand an earthquake more than ten thousand times stronger than the one that alarmed Riverkeeper last week and is safe … Continue reading