New York to CLOSE Indian Point Nuke Plants

29 01 2017

The battle of Indian Point

[Shelter Is. Reporter] – “It is a huge step forward in protecting the health and safety of all New Yorkers.”

oldNPPsmSo said State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. (I-SagHarbor) on the agreement to close the Indian Point nuclear power plants, which sit 30 miles from Times Square, less than 50 miles from western Suffolk and 84 miles from Shelter Island — as the crow flies and radioactivity spreads.

These aged, problem-plagued nuclear plants have constituted a huge danger for the most densely populated area of the United States.

“This closure will put New York State on the fast track to expanding its renewable energy portfolio,” Mr. Thiele said. “By shifting our focus to green, renewable energy, we can grow our economy, create jobs and safeguard the health and safety of residents and state’s natural resources for generations to come.” – – – (more)

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29 01 2017
miningawareness

It needs to be now! Not 3 years from now! This could be too late! “Under the agreement, Indian Point 2 will close by April 2020 and Indian Point 3 by April 2021.”

4 02 2017
flyingcuttlefish

M.A. – does this signal things are way worse at Fukushima than what they just admitted to?
https://agrdailynews.com/2017/02/03/cameco-to-lose-1-3bn-as-japans-tepco-cancels-uranium-contract-fukushima-311-watchdogs/

4 02 2017
miningawareness

As far as radiation in water it is way worse according to “heresay” from sources in Japan, and probably in other ways. But, I think it is an admission that they are getting out of nuclear or seriously reducing it. Their recent findings probably increase the certainy of fewer reactors opening and maybe none for TEPCO. However, what do they do with the uranium? They must give it to Toshiba or Areva to turn into fuel rods. So, it may also be indicative of turmoil-economic troubles for these two. And, an inability to sell it to others. TEPCO supposedly owns a part of a CAMECO uranium mine in Canada (along with AREVA) – name suddenly slips my mind- so I don’t really understand how that works in conjunction with the force majeure. The Force majeure can be over their reactors remaining closed but maybe due to Toshiba problems too.

This tells the reactors they have: http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/challenge/energy/nuclear/plants-e.html
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/03/fukushima-daiichi-radiation-levels-highest-since-2011-meltdown
They were going to be here but it was canceled: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Texas_Nuclear_Generating_Station
The contaminated US sailors’ lawsuit, is before the US Court of Appeals for the 9th circuit in San Francisco. TEPCO wants it moved to Japan.

https://japansafety.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/a-maverick-former-ja

4 02 2017
flyingcuttlefish

In France this electric outage from storms is near nuke plant
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_map&edis_id=ST-20170204-57015-FRA

4 02 2017
miningawareness

Thanks. That is Blayais. It is watch-dogged by Stephane Lhomme who has been harrassed by the gov for pointing out that the NPS are not resistant enough to aircraft and other things. Don’t expect to know if there is a problem for days or even months.

5 02 2017
miningawareness

This guy is doing a great job of summaries. https://usnuclearenergy.wordpress.com

5 02 2017
flyingcuttlefish

that looks good.

5 02 2017
flyingcuttlefish

I just added the LINK to the sidebar in the “ecology” section.

5 02 2017
flyingcuttlefish

Near Chicago – Exelon Announces Early Retirement of Clinton and Quad Cities Nuclear Plants
http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/clinton-and-quad-cities-retirement

3 03 2017
flyingcuttlefish

Closing updates –
Pipeline activists to start march in Carteret
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/land-environment/2017/03/03/pipeline-activists-start-march-carteret/98688660/

“…The walk will close with a vigil at Indian Point nuclear power plant on March 11 at 11 a.m., commemorating the sixth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan”

NY Post: City residents shouldn’t have to pay for Cuomo’s upstate nuke bailout
http://nypost.com/2017/03/02/city-residents-shouldnt-have-to-pay-for-cuomos-upstate-nuke-bailout/

Governor Cuomo Launches Indian Point Closure Task Force to Assist Local Community With Transition
http://www.longisland.com/news/02-28-17/cuomo-indian-point-closure-task-force.html

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