Indian Point Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods Pose Increasing Danger

Indian Point Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods
Pose Increasing Danger

When the Fukushima nuclear plant was damaged, Japanese authorities evacuated people within a 19-mile radius. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recommended all U.S. citizens within a 50-mile radius evacuate. The Disaster Accountability Project (DAP) recently released a report urging authorities to expand the planning and information guidance for the public beyond the currently required 10-mile emergency zone in the event of a radiological emergency.

Several prominent Hudson Valley experts will speak at the Nuclear Waste and Decomissioning Forum at the Stony Point Conference Center on May 3 from 1:00-4:00 PM.

Come to the free conference to learn about Indian Point’s severely overcrowded fuel pools, the need for a plan to decommission them – and the lack of sufficient funds set aside for decommissioning to ensure it is done safely.  There will also be an update on Indian Point legal matters and what is going on at other NY State nuclear facilities.

The agenda includes:

  • Nuclear Waste Storage – Actual Risks and Potential Dangers: Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear and Gary Shaw of Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC)
  • Decommissioning Priorities: Tim Judson of Nuclear Information; Resource Service (NIRS);  Deb Katz of Citizens Awareness Network (CAN) and Jessica Azulay of Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE)
  • Indian Point Relicensing Update: Deborah Brancato of Riverkeeper
  • Panel Discussion and Q & A: Moderator – Manna Jo Greene of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

 

You can register for this event here.

There is a car-pool option during the registration process.

More background on the issues with the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

For more information, contact Clearwater’s environmental action director, Manna Jo Greene, 845-265-8080 x 7113; mannajo@clearwater.org; or judya814@comcast.net.

 

Feature photo credit: Tony Fischer Photography/Flickr creative commons

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