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Fukushima +5 Peace Walk

Members of SDIPN participated in a walk from the Peekskill Metro North station to the Indian Point nuclear power facility in Buchanan on Sunday, March 13th to mark the 5th anniversary of the ongoing nuclear meltdown in Fukushima.

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SDIPN General Membership Meeting

The next SDIPN general membership & business meeting will take place Sunday, Jan. 3rd from 3—5 pm  at St Paul & Andrew Methodist Church parish house, 263 West 86th Street, just east of West End Avenue. Continue reading

The winds of change are blowing

Wind power, an alternative, clean, green energy source is having a very good week.

On Monday, the #3 Reactor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan NY shutdown after IP personnel reported seeing arcing on a transmission line tower. A mandatory event report was sent to the NRC as required (see report – click on event #51606). The incident was dutifully covered by the local press, although they all seemed to be reprinting the same AP report, with the same lack of any real information or any probing questions. However, this headline in Bloomberg Business caught our attention: “Wind Rescues New York Power After Nuclear Plant Shutdown” (see article). You would have been hard pressed to find it by googling., which might have been due to a lack of keywords or tags. None-the-less, there it was. Continue reading

Indian Point shutdown raises new safety concerns

[Comments on this article by Tim Judson, Exec. Director of NIRS: “This is the best article on the IP2 event so far. Two points are worth correcting: this is the sixth incident at Indian Point this year, not the second. There have been four other equipment failures at IP3, resulting in shutdowns. Also, Entergy has only owned IP since 2001. The prior incidents mentioned in the article occurred when ConEd owned IP1&2 and the NY Power Authority owned IP3.]”

December 10, 2015 | Filed under: News | Posted by: The Villager

The Indian Point nuclear power plant is less than 40 miles from New York City.

The Indian Point nuclear plant is less than 40 miles from New York City.

BY PAUL DERIENZO  |  Another troubling mishap at the Indian Point nuclear power plant last Saturday prompted a shutdown, or “trip,” of one of the two reactor units and the dispatch of inspectors from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office made the announcement that the reactor was “forced to shut down,” but New Orleans-based Entergy, which owns the plant, said there was no release of radiation or chemicals from the incident. The company said magnets holding control rods failed when power was lost, allowing the rods to sink into the reactor vessel, as designed, which shut down the nuclear reaction. Control rods are a feature of nuclear reactors that allow the nuclear reaction to be adjusted or shut down. Continue reading

SDIPN Report on paper.li (http://bit.ly/1i2RY7j)

Stay informed about the problems and issues surrounding nuclear power and energy in one place with SDIPN Report, the on line journal from paper.li.

Sources include Coalition Against Nukes (C.A.N.)Enformable, the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS), Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (S.A.P.E.), as well as postings from Shut Down Indian Point Now.

Another day, another co-sponsor

Council Member Antonio Reynoso,  District 34, Brooklyn, is the nineteenth CM to sign on to Resolution 0694 calling for the closure of Indian Point. Please call his office to thank him.

39% of the Council Members have now signed on. We need 15 more co-sponsors to ensure that the resolution is veto proof.

If your CM has not yet signed on, call today and urge them to do so. Visit our Call to Action page for more information and instructions.

The Bronx? Yes, thonx!

Council Member Andy King,  District 12, the Bronx, is the eighteenth CM to sign on to Resolution 0694 calling for the closure of Indian Point. Our “thonx” to him.

36% of the Council Members have now signed on. We have about half of the number of CMs we need to ensure that the resolution is veto proof.

Ken Gale speaks at Indian Point Forum – July 18, 2015

Ken Gale’s Commemoration of the Navajo Uranium Mining Disaster at the “Indian Point – Danger on the Hudson” forum at the Goddard-Riverside Community Center on July 18, 2015.

Courtesy of The Environment TV

Paul Blanch speaks at Indian Point Forum – July 18, 2015

Paul Blanch is a former energy consultant who worked at Indian Point.

Video courtesy of Joe Friendly

Tim Judson speaks at Indian Point Forum – July 18, 2015

Tim Judson, Executive Director of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service (NIRS), spoke at a forum entitled Indian Point: Danger on the Hudson at the Goddard- Riverside Community Center in NYC on July 18.

Video courtesy of Joe Friendly