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WNYC News

Pump Problem Shuts Indian Point Reactor in Upstate NY

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A suburban New York nuclear reactor has been shut down to repair a pump.

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WNYC News

Indian Point, Area Nuclear Plants Report No Damage After Quake

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The 5.8 earthquake that rattled the East Coast did not damage the area’s nuclear power plants – including Indian Point in upstate New York, Federal and utility officials say. But critics contend the unusually powerful quake for the region should be a wake-up call.

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The Empire

If New York is anything, it's not unified on energy issues: NY1/YNN-Marist poll

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

In a new NY1/YNN-Marist poll about energy issues, New Yorkers show a wide-range of feelings about energy issues. No majority view on whether or not closing Indian Point was a good idea--49 percent are in favor of keeping it open--even as 51 percent of those polled think a nuclear catastrophe at the site is likely or somewhat likely to happen. Governor Cuomo has said he is in favor of closing the plant.

“After all these years, this remains a highly charged issue,” Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, said in a statement. “Governor Cuomo still has some convincing to do.”

New Yorkers are even more fractured when it comes to the issue of hydrofracking, with 37 percent of registered voters opposing hydrofracking, 33 percent supporting it, and nearly a third-- 30 percent--are unsure. According to the poll, 43 percent of Republicans support hydrofracking, which makes Senator Ball's growing opposition very interesting.

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WNYC News

Rift Widens Between Bloomberg, Cuomo on Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Thursday, July 07, 2011

The disagreement between Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg over the future of the controversial Indian Point nuclear power station in upstate New York appears to be growing, as indicated by a draft study commissioned by the mayor's administration and obtained by WNYC.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

Friday, July 01, 2011

Mortgage-backed securities were back in the news this week, with Bank of America settling a big lawsuit with investors. We'll discuss how much exposure other banks have.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Aging Nukes

Friday, July 01, 2011

AP national investigative reporter Jeff Donn talks about his investigative series on the safety of the country's aging nuclear reactors, including New York State's Indian Point.

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WNYC News

New Power Plant Siting Law Could Boost Efforts to Close Indian Point

Monday, June 27, 2011

Legislative action in Albany last week may make it easier to shut down the controversial Indian Point nuclear power station north of New York City. 

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WNYC News

Watch | Where NYC Fits in Indian Point Nuclear Plant's Evacuation Plans

Friday, June 03, 2011

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan, many are questioning whether Indian Point nuclear plant's 10-mile evacuation radius would be sufficient in the event of a catastrophe. Implementing a 50-mile evacuation plan, as U.S. officials suggested be used in Japan, would include parts of New York City.

 

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The Future of Indian Point

Friday, June 03, 2011

We've let the licensing law lapse and we have this architecture for a 21st century circumstance where we're dependent more and more upon electricity, what with cell phones and computers. We have not invested in that. We've not had a collective buy-in about what we're going to do about energy. We're dealing with a legacy of conflict-avoiding.

— WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly on The Brian Lehrer Show

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Point at Indian Point

Friday, June 03, 2011

Last night a hearing was held to discuss the future of Indian Point. WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly, discusses what's in store for the power plant, located 40 miles from New York City.

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WNYC News

Federal Officials Heckled at Meeting on Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Friday, June 03, 2011

Audience members at a raucous public meeting on safety at Indian Point nuclear plant Thursday night heckled officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission — calling the federal officials "Liars!" and "lap dogs!"

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WNYC News

Officials to Brief Public on Safety at Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Thursday, June 02, 2011

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission forum on safety at Indian Point nuclear facility in Westchester County Thursday night will be used by critics as an opportunity to protest a proposed 20-year extension of the plant's operation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Budget Battles

Friday, April 01, 2011

I’m going to vote for the bill that we in the House Republican Conference determine to be the best bill we can bring forward for the American people. It really is that simple. This is not about a number that is in the press today.

Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth (NY-19) on the Brian Lehrer Show

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Underreported: Indian Point and Water

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Concerns about seismic activity at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant are grabbing the headlines this week, but other issues have been raised in the debate over whether the Nuclear Regulatory Commission should renew the plant's license. WNYC’s Bob Hennelly looks at environmental concerns about 90-100 degree waste water coming out of the plant into the Hudson River.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Nuclear Power Safety

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Robert Alvarez, senior scholar for the Institute for Policy Studies, a multi issue think tank, talks about nuclear power safety concerns and lessons learned from Japan's experience.

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Indian Point's Final Battleground? Water

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This may all come down to the mighty Hudson and the right of the state to set water quality standards in the face of a powerful multi-billion dollar industry.

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WNYC News

AG Schneiderman Calls on Feds to Review Risks at Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Friday, March 18, 2011

WNYC

Add the state's top law enforcement officer to the list of elected officials voicing concerns over the safety of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in upstate New York.

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Bloomberg Backs Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Friday, March 18, 2011

WNYC

For decades people have been trying to close Indian Point.

It became the focal point of the national tug-of-war over continued reliance on the "peace time atom." It is about to become that again.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Reiterates Concerns about Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

WNYC

Governor Andrew Cuomo said he's concerned over a report that one of the nuclear reactors at the Indian Point power plant along the Hudson River is on an earthquake fault line, and is checking into the matter.

Cuomo said it was a "surprise" to him that a federal study, first reported on MSNBC, finds Indian Point may be the nuclear plant most susceptible to possible damage from a massive earthquake in the nation.

One of the reactors is built very near an earthquake fault line.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: A Look at Nuclear Energy at Home

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

There's more economic fallout from the ongoing nuclear disaster in Japan. We'll talk about how that might change the demand for nuclear energy here at home.

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