Friday, December 21, 2007

November 7th Radiation Leak At Indian Point...How Come We Did Not Know About It?

OK, call me VERY PERPLEXED, and more than a bit disturbed. I just found something on the Westchester Emergency Site about a LEAK AT INDIAN POINT on November 7th, and the news release says there was a partial evacuation going on? What gives, where were the sirens, where was Channel 12? If it was a test of their plan, why leave these reports laying around on the web site to worry the population? Especially those of us that were in the area supposedly being evacuated.

http://emergency.westchestergov.com/PR%20IP10%20Nov%207.htm

CONTACT: SUSAN TOLCHIN

MEDIA INQUIRY: (914) 864-5437___________

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 7, 2007____________

RELEASE TIME: ____12:42 p.m.:_______ RELEASE #: 11_____

County Executive Andy Spano has announced that emergency evacuation buses for the general public will begin picking up passengers at 1:00 p.m. today in Buchanan, Peekskill, Verplanck, Montrose, Cortlandt and Croton-on-Hudson.

Entergy, the operator of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, has reported a release of radiation at the plant.

However, field monitoring teams from the county’s Health Department who took readings earlier detected only background levels of radiation. Those readings were taken at lower South Street and Welcher Ave. in Peekskill, which is within 2 miles of the plant, and Furnace Dock Road and Maple Avenue in Cortlandt, about 5 miles from the plant.

Field monitoring teams are composed of specially trained environmental health inspectors who have the capability of determining whether radiation has been released from the nuclear power plant. Field monitoring teams measure the actual amount of radiation in the environment.

County Health Commissioner Dr. Joshua Lipsman M.D., M.P.H is in the Emergency Operations Center to oversee the field monitoring teams and to assess their results.

A General Emergency, which was declared at Indian Point at 11:51 a.m., is the most serious of four classifications of radiological emergency as designated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Emergency Bus Pick-up Stops are as follows:

Buchanan

W1 -- Bleakly Ave. at: Broadway; Rte. 9A at: Tate Ave., Gallagher St. and

Rockledge Ave.

W2 -- Westchester Ave. at: Buchanan/Verplank Elementary School, 4th St., 1st St., Tate Ave.; Tate Ave. at: 1st St., 4th St., Henry St. & Kings Ferry Rd

Peekskill

W5 -- Washington St. at: South St., Hudson Ave., Frost Ave., Requa St., Bay St & Franklin St

W6 -- Depew St. at: Franklin St., Bay St., Requa St., Hudson Ave., Elm St., South St., & Central Ave.

W7 -- Hudson Ave. at: Halstead St., Pomeroy St., Pine St., Wells St., Walnut St., Fremont St., Union Ave

W8 -- Elm St. at: Wells St., Fremont St. & Union Ave.

W9 -- Maple Ace at: Beverly La., Ferris St., Hudson Ave., Elm St., Riverview Ave., Nassua St. & Pine St.

W10 -- Rte. 35/202 at: South Division St., Arch St., Armstrong Ave., Finch St., Cayuga Dr. & Private Residences

W11 -- Rte. 6/Main St. at: No. James St., Broad St., Fields St., Charles St., Southard Ave., Armstrong St., Hamilton Ave., Husted Ave., Keney Dr., Beach Shopping Center, Conklin Ave., & Kissam Rd.

W12 -- Constant Ave. at: High St. & Kissam Rd., Kissam Rd.; at: James St., James St.; at: Constant Ave.

W13 -- Frost La. At: Vail Ave., Carhart Ave., Lindenberg Pl. & Oakwood Dr.

W14 -- No. Division St. at: Parkway Pl. & Lockwood Dr.; Lockwood Dr. t: King St., Albert Rd., Bernard Rd., Lyman Ave. & Highland Ave.

W15 -- Nelson Ave. at: John St., Paulding St., Orchard St & Constant Ave.; Constant Ave. at: Highland Ave.; Highland Ave. at Phoenix Ave., Liberty St., Reynolds St., Garfield Ave. & Pemart Ave.

W16 -- Division St at: Howard St., Cortlandt St., Orchard St., Constant Ave., Phoenix Ave., Warren Ave., Permart Ave. & Righi Ct.

W17 -- Rte. 6/Main St. at: Division St., Nelson Ave., Decatur St., Hadden St., Spring St. & Peekskill Motor Inn

W18 -- Lower South St. at: Welcher Ave., Louisa St., Franklin St., Old Bay St., Requa St. & Hudson Ave.

W19 -- Washington St. at: Maplewood Ave., Shenandoah Ave., Hoover Ave., Sherman Ave. & Welcher Ave.; Welcher Ave at: McKinley St. & Patricia Apartments

Verplanck

W3 -- Broadway at: 16th St., 14th St., 11th St., 8th St., & 6th St.

W4 -- Westchester Ave. at: 14th St., 8th St., & 6th St.

Montrose & Blue Mountain

W21 -- Kings Ferry Rd. at: Coachlight Sq. Condominiums, Glenwood Dr., Montrose Point Rd., Hunt Ave & Rte. 9A

W22 -- Sunset Rd. at: Kings Ferry Rd., North St., Montrose Point Rd., Meadows Rd., Tommy Thruber Lane & Dutch St.; Dutch St. at: Crugers Rd., Private Residences & Rte. 9A

W24 -- Washington St. at: Boulder Dr. & Montrose Station Rd., Montrose Station Rd. at: Travis Lane; Rte. 9A (south) at: Lancaster Ave., Victoria Ave., Trinity Ave. & Crugers Station Rd.

Mount Airy

W98 -- Rte. 129 (Yorktown Rd.) & Short Hill Rd.

Mt. Airy Rd. East at: Colabaugh Pond Rd., Joseph Wallace Dr.,

Windsor Rd., McGuire La., Hale Hollow Rd.

Colabaugh Pond Rd. at: Woodale Rd. & Private Residences to

Mt. Airy Rd. East

Croton-on-Hudson

W30 -- Rte. 129 at: Dailey Dr., Niles Rd., Batten Rd. & Wood Rd.

Cleveland Dr. at: Gerstein St., Loconto St., Peter Beet La. & Old Post Rd.

Old Post Rd. at: Sunset Dr. & Morningside Dr.

Morningside Dr. at Lexington Dr.

W31 -- Radnor Ave. at: Melrose Dr., Irving Ave., Emerson Ave.,

Thompson Ave. & Elmore Ave.

W32 -- Old Post Rd. South at: Prospect St. & Cleveland Dr.

Cleveland Dr. at: Emerson Ave., Olcott Ave., & Benedict Blvd.

Benedict Blvd. at: Young Ave. & South Riverside Ave.

Croton Point Ave. at ramp to Rte. 9 North

W33 -- Rte. 9A at: Warren Rd., Skyview Nursing Home & Wolf Rd. (both

intersections)

North Riverside Ave. (Old Rte 9A) at: Brook St., Municipal Pl.

W34 -- Stevenson Pl. at Old Post Rd.

Old Post Rd. at: Prospect Pl., Lounsbury Rd., Brook St., Grand St. &

Holy Name of Mary School

Maple street at Wells Ave., Riverside Ave.

So. Riverside Dr. at Oneida Ave.

W35 -- Mt. Airy Rd. South at: Glengary Rd., Riverview Trail, King Street &

Grand St.

Annsville, Van Cortlandtville, Crompond & Continental Village

W36 -- Gallows Hill Rd. at: Hillcrest Ave., Kingston Ave. & Pumphouse Rd. at Dogwood Rd. Dogwood Rd. at: Crescent Hill Dr., Brook St. & Albany Post Rd.

W37 -- Sprout Brook Rd. at: Schuyler La., Strang La., Sprout Park Ent., Spr. Brook Pool & Albany Post Rd.

W38 -- Route 9 North at: Reef & Beef Restaurant (Annsville Circle),

Private Residences, Jean Dr., Jack Rd. & So. Mountain Pass.

W39 -- Rte. 6 at: Lexington Ave., Baker St., Westchester Mall Entrance,

Renee Gate, Westbrook Dr., Jerome Dr. & Locust Ave.

W40 -- Westbrook Dr. at: Cynthia Rd. & Fawn Ridge Rd.

Fawn Ridge Rd. at Birch La.

South Hill Rd. at: Arthur St. & Red Mill Rd.

Red Mill Rd. at: Monroe Pl. & MacArthur Dr.

MackArthur Dr. at Lockwood Rd.

W41-- Locust Ave. at Frederick St.

Frederick St. at Allan St.

Dale Ave. at Linda Pl.

Richmond Pl. at Aqueduct Pl.

W42 --Terrace Pl. at Alpine Dr.

Varian Rd. at Oregon Rd.

Oregon Rd. at: Root La., Skylark Dr., Westbrook Dr., School St.,

Young St. & Old Oregon Rd.

W43 -- Oregon Rd. at: Catherine Street, Gilbert St., Pumphouse Rd.,

Gallows Hill Rd., Locust Ave., Durrin Ave., Adams Rush St. &

Knollwood Rd.

W44 -- Gilbert St. at Revolutionary Rd.

Eton La. at Fox Hill Rd.

The Oval at Waterbury Parkway

Waterbury Parkway at Ridge Rd.

Fairview Place at Gabriel Drive

Gabriel Dr. at Locust Ave.

Locust Ave. at: Broadie St., Rancho Dr. & Oregon Rd.

W45 -- Lexington Ave. at: Morris Lane, Dyckman Dr., Private Residences &

Crompond Rd.

Crompond Rd. at: Baron De Hirsch Rd. & Maple Row

W46 -- Maple Row at Paulding La.

Paulding La. at: Pine Rd. & Townsend Rd.

Townsend Rd. at : Baron De Hirsch Rd. & Briar La.

W52 -- Lexington Ave. at: Nelma Ave., Lakeland Ave., Lawrence Rd.,

Crawford Rd., Decatur Rd., High St. & Rte. 6

Toddville and Quarry Acres

W29 -- Croton Ave. at: South Gate Estates, Mtn. View Rd., Maple Ave.,

Baptist Church Rd. & on demand to Rte. 129

W47 -- Furnace Dock Rd. at: Gilman La. (Harmony Hill ) & Croton Ave.

Croton Ave. at: Lynwood Rd., Croton Park Rd. & Crompond Rd.

W48 -- Lafayette Ave. at: Lyncrest Rd. & Ridge Rd.

Rte. 202/35 at: Conklin Ave., Northridge Rd., Clinton Ave.,

Crestview Ave., Forest Rd. & Rick La.

Mohegan Lake & Shrub Oak

W49 Rte. 6 at: Barger St., Sunnyside St., Mountain Brook Rd. & Mill St.

Strawberry Rd. at: Rte. 6, Briarhill St., Eleanor Dr. & Foothill St.

Lexington Ave. at: Strawberry Rd. & West Rd.

W50 Rte 6 at Mohegan Ave.

Mohegan Ave. at Sagamore Ave.

Sagamore Ave. at: Delaware Rd. & Narraganset Rd.

E. Main St. at: New Rd., Stoney St., Gino’s Restaurant, James St. &

Barger St.

W51 Stoney St. at: Winding Court, Quarry Dr., Judy Rd., Scofield Rd.,

Ivy Rd. & Glen Rd.

W52 Lexington Ave. at: Nelma Ave., Lakeland Ave., Lawrence Rd.

Crawford Rd., Decatur Rd., High St. & Rte. 6

W53 Lexington Ave. at Amazon Rd.

Amazon Rd. at: High St., Mogul Dr., Sylvan Rd. & Dale St.

Dale St. at: Winonah Trail

Mohegan Ave. at: Christine Rd. & Kimble Ave.

Furnace Woods, Pleasantside & Peekskill Heights

W20 -- Watch Hill Rd. at: John Alexander Court, John Cava La.

Mountainside Trail, Furnace Woods School & Furnace Woods Rd.

Furnace Woods Rd. at: Blue Ridge Lake Estates, Galloway La. &

Maple Ave.

W27 -- LaFayette Ave. at Matasac Rd., Lafayette Ave. on demand to Maple Ave.

Maple Ave. on demand to Croton Ave.

W28 -- Maple Ave. at Furnace Dock Rd.

Furnace Dock Rd. at: Fieldcrest Ct.,

Sniffen Mtn. Rd., Hillside Dr., Lakeview Dr., Inwood La., Brook La.,

Washington St. & Mt. Airy Rd. West

The buses are available for anyone who doesn’t have their own transportation out of the area or who can’t arrange a ride with a neighbor. Buses will take passengers to designated reception centers outside the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone. Please be at one of the bus stops by 1:00 p.m. as there will only be one round of pickups.

Residents in these areas with mobility impairments are advised to call (914) 493-8251 if they need assistance in evacuating the area. TDD for the deaf is available by calling (914) 593-5905.

Residents within the Emergency Planning Zone are urged to tune into a local or New York City radio station for up-to-the-minute information.

These areas are being taken for the protection of the public. County officials are continuing to monitor the situation at Indian Point.

Those leaving their homes are asked to lock all doors and windows and take blankets and pillows as well as any important medications and to swallow one 130 milligram dose of KI – potassium iodide (Children under 1 year should be given a 65 milligram dose – one half the tablet). If you do not have KI you will be able to get it at your reception center. In Westchester County, KI can be obtained at two additional locations: Rockefeller State Park, Route 117 in Mount Pleasant; or the South rest stop on Route 684 near Katonah.

No pets will be allowed on the buses.

A General Emergency is the highest of four classifications of radiological emergency as designated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Area residents who want more information on plant conditions and the ongoing emergency response can call the Public Inquiry Line at (914) 995-1111 or log onto http://www.westchestergov.com.

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Note to editors and news directors: The Transportation Management Center (TMC) is located in Hawthorne and is the primary source of official information. For more information, reporters should come to the TMC at 200 Bradhurst Avenue, which can be reached from the Hawthorne exit on the Sprain Brook Parkway.

3 comments:

Vicky said...

Please do not panic everyone. This is a page from a test drill site for Indian Point. It was for drill purposes and somehow (I don't know how)it was called up in a random search... So there was no problem.. this was part of a practice drill.....

Randy said...

Please supply some evidence for this?
And why has the page now been taken down? Very odd...exactly the wrong way to avoid suspicion.

Porgie Tirebiter, Royce Penstinger and Pinto Bean said...

Randy:

I agree with you...seems their should be more of an explanation than is so far forthcoming. I did not do a random search. I was doing a search specifically on Entergy when I located the web link that lead to the press release that I've posted.

Even if it was a PRACTICE DRILL, it brings up some troubling questions, including WHY WAS I ABLE TO GAIN ACCESS TO A MOCK PRESS RELEASE that is used in a security drill we as citizens are not allowed to know the details of?

Something is not quite right here, and I think we need more details. More disturbing, is the fact that they are going to have buses showing up right at the CRUCIAL intersection that most of us would use in trying to LEAVE THE AREA.

Sherwood Martinelli