Fukushima + 4 Event at Goddard-Riverside Center

Video courtesy of Joe Friendly

SDIPN Elections / Bylaws Report

Elections for a new term of SDIPN officers was held at a general membership meeting last evening, Feb. 25, 2015, at the Goddard-Riverside Community Center. Following a call for additional candidates – there were none – The uncontested slate for Chair, Secretary and Treasurer was elected by consensus  after a motion to do so was introduced, seconded, and with no objections heard. The officers for the new term are:

  • Carl Lundgren – Chair
  • John Reynolds – Secretary
  • Ann Eagan – Treasurer

Also at the meeting, bylaws were adopted for the first time since the group was formed in 2011. After  a discussion period, the group voted to strike certain items form the draft, and to include some revised language, corrections, and made suggestions for new inclusions. The bylaws were adopted by consensus, and an ad hoc committee was formed to work out the revisions that were agreed upon. They’ll be voted upon at a subsequent meeting.

SDIPN General Meeting – Feb. 25, 2015

There will be an important general meeting, Wednesday, Feb 25 from 7-9 PM at the Goddard-Riverside Center on the NE corner of Columbus Ave. and W. 88th Street. Take the 1, C or B subway to West 86th St. or the M104, M7, M10 or M11 bus to West 88th Street or the M86 bus to Columbus Ave.

The agenda will include nominations and election of new officers, the adoption of by-laws, an update on the NYC Council Resolution to close Indian Point and upcoming activities.
Tom Siracuse

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Tim Judson speaks at SDIPN meeting

Tim Judson, Executive Director of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS), was the featured speaker at the meeting of SDIPN held on Thursday, Feb. 5. Thanks to Joe Friendly for the video.

Shut Down Indian Point Now! Public Meeting

Shut Down Indian Point Now! will hold a public meeting, Thursday, Feb. 5th at 7 PM at the Rutgers Church on 236 West 73rd Street (just west of Broadway). Take the 1,2,or 3 subways or the 5, 57, 104 buses to W 72nd St.

Featured speaker: Tim Judson, Executive Director of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service.

The 40 year old Indian Point nuclear power facility, located on the Hudson only 25 miles from NYC, has had constant and dangerous operating problems over the years. It is built near an earthquake fault. A report issued by a commission appointed by former Gov. Pataki concluded that there is no way to evacuate the metropolitan area in case of a meltdown. Gov. Cuomo has called for its closure. During the most recent super storm of Jan. 26-27, the Governor banned all civilian traffic in the metropolitan area including shutting down mass transit, tunnels asnd bridges.
In 2012,the NYS Assembly’s Committees on Energy and Corporations concluded that Indian Point can be closed without any interruption in our electrical supply. Gov Cuomo has called for the facilty’s closure but the nuclear power industry had lobbied Congress to prevent any state from closing down nuclear power plants–placing that authority with the pro-industry Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Our meeting’s agenda will include reactivating SDIPN and how can we get this ticking time bomb shut down before it’s too late!
Tom Siracuse
Chair, SDIPN!

Just a reminder:

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The International Uranium Film Festival

The International Uranium Film Festival is coming to New York:


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Indian Point Relicensing Process

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Transitioning to a Green Energy Economy

Sunday, September 30, 2012, Noon – 5pm

Art installation and media display starts at noon; Presentations start at 1PM

TOPICS INCLUDE: Energy 101: How the grid works and where our electricity comes from.

Transitioning to Green Energy: What resources are in place, what is in development.

BREAKOUT GROUPS: More On the Grid. What’s the Rest of the World Doing with Renewable Energy. Energy Efficiency and Renewables for Our Grid. Faith Based and Community Organizing Strategies. Health and Safety Resolution and Spent Fuel at Indian Point, and More

PRESENTERS: Andy Spano, former Westchester County Executive;  Tom Kacandes of Solar Advantage Solutions, renewable energy expert;  Ron Leonard of Eco-NRG. LLC, renewable energy expert;  Frank Pinto, retired United Nations Senior Environmental Policy Expert; Tim Judson, Board member, Citizens Awareness Network; Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater,

Stony Point Conference Center

17 Cricketown Road, Stony Point, NY

Register online at

or call 1-888-474-8848

 Registration Fee of $10 includes healthy snacks and beverages.

No one will be turned away.

For more information call the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition at 1-888-474-8848


Conference sponsored by: Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Citizens Awareness Network, SDIPN, Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action at Manhattanville College, Rockland Sierra Club, NYPIRG, Hudson Valley Fellowship of Reconciliation, Rockland Water Coalition, New York Solar Energy Society,  Stony Point Conference Center

Video of Aug. 6th Hiroshima Day Event