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Indian Point Power Play

If the Indian Point "shut it down" crowd won, California blackouts, here we come!

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Safety Report gives a passing grade to Entergy Nuclear’s Indian Point plant in the Westchester County village of Buchanan. The NRC report evaluates nuclear plants across the U.S.

Nuclear is the cleanest energy; it produces no greenhouse gases. Unsurprisingly, it once again has been issued a clean bill of health.  Not to worry, though, for that will not stop those whose mission it is to shut Indian Point. Facts never get in their way, not when fear is easier to exploit.

The NRC study cites 25 issues needing attention at Indian Point. What is sure to be ignored by the "shut it down" crowd is that all 25 are deemed “very low risk” or “very low safety significance.”

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Walden Macnair June 01, 2012 at 04:44 PM
It is indeed comforting to know that you are so well versed in nuclear safety and the operating of nuclear power plants. Unfortunately, I believe you are missing the fact that this, "low risk" facility is located in the most populous area of the United States, an area that is the financial center of the world, a transportation hub and the source of drinking water for more than eight million people. The fact is, that any accident, with any significant discharge of radiation, will have a devastating effect on the area for years to come. Examine, the Three Mile Island incident, an accident that would never have happened if it were not for human error and then tell me that there will never be an accident at IP and that all the humans involved in operating the plant are infallible and that none of the systems will ever fail. Then let me know how you plan to safely evacuate the area in a timely manner and mitigate the damage to our water supply, our infrastructure and our county. There are other ways to get electricity and do it safely. One plan calls for a cable to be run down the Hudson River from Canada which would supply half of what IP does now but at no risk at all. I believe Nuclear Energy does have a part in the future of our country, but I believe this plant is just in the wrong location. After everything is said and done, we would never allow it to be built today and that fact alone should tell us that it needs to be shut down.
sayitsnotsojack June 02, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Least we forget the Over spending, unwilling to live within its' means Hendrick Hudson School District receives over 30% of its' extravagant 70 million plus budget from terrible Indian Point. Of course the no nukes crowd will be writing checks to make up the difference.
Andrew A. Cinque CPO June 03, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Frankly I don't understand how any of the "shut it down crowd" can have the nerve to render an opinion if they have not taken the tour that is so generously provided. If they have toured, fine, than at least your opinion is based on the facts although after my tour I can't for the life of me understand how these indisputable facts can lead to a shut t down conclusion. I went in very concerned, and came out blindly comfortable. I recall also being told during the talk that the top ranking officials who promise to stay on the shut down course, have NEVER paid a visit to the plant. That is an injustice!
Andrew A. Cinque CPO June 03, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Hen HUD better start worrying more about the Heroin addictions spreading throughout All the grades, and try to avoid some of the overdoses, and worry less about Indian Point and going after my taxes for a new ball field. Let's get the priorities in order
Andrew A. Cinque CPO June 05, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Take the tour, you will be impressed by the safety, efficiency, and most important much of what you claim as fact, will be properly disputed

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