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U.S. Attorney: Indian Point supervisor falsified records

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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A former supervisor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant was arrested Tuesday for allegedly falsifying records in an effort to keep the plant from having to shut down. It's just the latest headache for owner Entergy Corporation, which has been trying since 2007 to get the plant's two 40-year-old reactors relicensed.  

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Battle for Indian Point Intensifies

Monday, May 20, 2013

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While the equipment looks like it’s from another time, plant owner Entergy Corporation says Indian Point is vital for modern day New York.

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Indian Point Gets Failing Grade for Safety, Critics Say

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Indian Point nuclear power plant is failing in all areas of safety and needs to close, a coalition of environmental activists, safe energy groups and current and former politicians charged today.

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Indian Point Nuclear Plant Draws Mixed Grades from Feds, Activists

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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A coalition of environmental groups, citizens' organizations and current and former officials are renewing their call for the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. This comes as federal regulators are preparing to discuss the plant's annual safety assessment at a meeting Tuesday night.

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NRC Concerned About Seismic Activity Around Nuclear Reactors

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Wednesday that nuclear reactors in parts of the United States might be more vulnerable to earthquakes than previously thought.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Underreported: Fukushima Update

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The crisis at the Fukushima reactor in Japan has been out of the headlines, but that doesn’t mean the crisis has been solved. We’ll speak with Dr. Edwin Lyman, a senior staff scientist in the Global Security program at the Union of Concerned Scientists

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The Takeaway

The Fukushima Exclusion Zone: Six Months Later

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's been six months since three reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant over-heated following a tsunami, forcing 100,000 people living within a 12 mile radius of the site to evacuate. Today, the reactors are still not fully stabilized, but radiation levels in one area of what has come to be known as the "exclusion zone" have dropped. The BBC's David Shukman is one of the few journalists to venture inside the exclusion zone.

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It's A Free Country ®

Christine Todd Whitman on Nuclear Power

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The tritium leaks are something about which you have got to be concerned. Even [though] the AP says none of them have reached drinking water aquifers, it’s still not something you want to see. But they don’t mention the amount of money that has gone into improving and trying to stop that from happening.

— Former New Jersey governor and EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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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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