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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

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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

Global Climate March NYC

SDIPN is a sponsor of this event:

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Sweet Sixteen

Our thanks to NYC Council Member Margaret Chin (Dist. 1, Manhattan) for becoming the sixteenth CM to sign on to Res 0694 calling for the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power facility.

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

SDIPN at the 2015 Left Forum

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SDIPN will be presenting a panel at this year’s Left Forum from May 29 – 31, hosted by John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The theme this year is “No Justice, No Peace: Confronting the Crises of Capitalism and Democracy.”

We’ll make the connection between the Black Lives Matter Movement and groups like SDIPN that are fighting for environmental justice by confronting the lies and distortions that  corporations like Entergy are distributing in communities of color in their effort to promote nuclear energy as a “clean and green” alternative to fossil fuels.

The date and time of our panel has not yet been announced. Check back for further information as we receive it.

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.

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Indian Point Relicensing Process

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MISSION ELECTRIC –THE POWER IS OURS

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 www.stonypointcenter.org

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

Worldwide Fukushima Information Campaign 2012

Dear active anti-nuclear movement campaigners & members of the public everywhere,

Join us in support of the worldwide campaign to mark the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster beginning March 11, 2012 and continuing into the following months. With your help we want to make it widely known that: the most devastating nuclear accident to happen since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 was triggered by the earthquake and its mighty aftershocks that shook Japan on March 11, 2011. The fact that the earthquake was able to create such havoc in the nuclear reactor was due to a number of serious long-standing safety defects resulting from the systematic neglect of basic nuclear reactor safety requirements in Fukushima.

The nuclear industry would more than welcome a version of events in which the tsunami, rather than the safety defects, was held solely for responsible the disaster. We would then all be able to believe that: “Something like that could not happen to us.” With this version-this myth-attention could thus be diverted away from the dangers inherent in the numerous nuclear power stations, which also exhibit serious safety deficits and are currently in service in areas of seismic activity all around the world.

A recent analysis of the official government documents by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) was able to show that the disaster in Fukushima happened because of serious safety deficits coupled with the earthquake.

http://www.fukushima-disaster.de/fukushima_disaster_accident.pdf

Please distribute the handout “Fukushima: the Myth of the Tsunami” in your immediate vicinity, among  neighbours, in the media and among economic, political and cultural decision-makers, as soon as possible

http://www.fukushima-disaster.de/fukushima_disaster_flyer.pdf