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.
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.
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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! 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!
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