Saturday, March 19, 2011

Rising From The Ashes...Going to Be Reclaiming This Blog


How sadly tragic that many of the things warned about in this blog have come to fruition as citizens of Japan sit huddled together, alone and scared as they are ordered "Sheltered in Place" as the cancers from the radioactive fallout creeps into their bodies...can we all sing the nuclear industry lie, "There is no immediate danger"...fuck you Indian Point, NEI and NRC...there is danger, and hundreds of thousands of Japanese citizens are already destined to endure horrid cancers, many of them leading to deaths the nuclear industry will deny.

Indian Point needs to close...how many of you know that all three back up diesel generators are housed in the same building on the site? One fire, one flood, and our community is in the same boat Japan now finds itself in, and trust me, the situation there is far worse than the FACE SAVING Japanese officials are letting us know.

This blog was and is my domain, a project breathed into life for a purpose...it is time that I take it back, clean up the garbage from it's bones that does not belong, and refocus it back to it's original intent...a weapon with which to spread the truth about nuclear energy, do wake up the masses.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

NRC Throws Indian Point Under The Bus!

Cuomo Orders Safety Review Of Indian Point Nuclear Plant
March 16, 2011 5:26 PM

Reporting Marcia Kramer

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered a complete safety review of Westchester County’s Indian Point nuclear plant after startling new information was revealed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The NRC reportedly ranked Indian Point as the reactor with the highest risk of earthquake damage in the United States, even higher than the twin reactors in California’s quake zone, reports CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer.

“The Indian Point power plant is the most susceptible to earthquake because reactor number three is on a fault,” Gov. Cuomo said. “Frankly, that was surprising to me. One normally doesn’t think of earthquakes and New York in the same breath.”

Experts say Indian Point is about one mile from the intersection of two faults, and that has the governor concerned.

The plant is just 24 miles from New York City, and according to the NRC, it’s the plant with the highest possibility of earthquake damage.

Cuomo wasted no time in ordering an immediate safety review.

“I’ve had concern about Indian Point for a long time. As attorney general, I did a lot of work on Indian Point,” he said. “My position was that it shouldn’t be relicensed. My position was that it should be closed. I understand the power and the benefit; I also understand the risk, and this plant – in this proximity to New York City – was never a good risk.”

The folks who run Indian Point, however, say they’re not worried about a Japan-like meltdown there.

“I say only if a tsunami could make its way…up New York Harbor and the Hudson River, somehow avoid New York City, and drench our plant,” Jim Streets, director of communications at Entergy Nuclear Northeast, said. “It just doesn’t seem very realistic to me.”

Indian Point’s licenses are up for review in 2013 and 2015. Cuomo’s involvement in the case, and the findings of his safety review, could have an effect on those licenses.

Source:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/03/16/cuomo-orders-safety-review-of-indian-point-nuclear-plant

Tuesday, March 15, 2011