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Does Indian Point Harm The Hudson River?

Can Indian Point be evacuated?

Has Indian Point ever leaked radioactivity?

How much power does Indian Point provide to NYC?

How would NYC replace the power from Indian Point?

The NY Times has reported fires, explosions, leaking pipes and Reuters reports numerous safety violations. Built in 1974 Indian Point is one of the oldest plants in the U.S. According to DEC’s Division of Environmental Permits “We are aware of previous and ongoing leaks from spent fuel pools and other systems, structures and components at the Indian Point” Read the AP report on the aging dangers.

Is Indian Point Environmentally Green?

Are the spent fuel pools safely contained?

Can Fukushima Happen Here?

The USGS named Indian Point the most dangerous plant in the U.S. On Aug 23, 2011 a 5.8 earthquake shook the eastcoast causing two reactors at Virginia’s North Anna nuclear plant to shut down. 12 reactors up and down the eastern US reported "unusual events". Indian Point sits between 2 earthquake faults. The NY Attorney General has demanded that federal nuclear regulators investigate the earthquake readiness of Indian Point prior to renewing its license to operate. The liner that prevents radioactive leakage after a seismic event has leaked 10 gallons per minute since at least 1993.

Is the radiation from Indian Point dangerous?


“Indian Point is impossible to evacuate.”  The James Lee Witt Report written by a former FEMA Director commissioned by The State of NY “Indian Point evacuation is unworkable”. Twenty million people live within fifty miles see map, the highest density population of any nuclear plant in the country. The NY Times reports the evacuation plan is a fantasy.

Has Indian Point ever experienced safety malfunctions? How old is the plant?

Four of the more dangerous routine by-products of Indian Point are Iodine 131, Cesium 137, Strontium 90 and Tritium. These continual radioactive releases enter the soil and water, then plants and animals, traveling the food chain to humans. These elements concentrate in blood cells, bone, muscles, genitals and glands. The CDC has reported cancer rates are 66% higher surrounding Indian Point. Sources CDC, International Journal of Health Services

The State of New York DEC reports: “The pools of spent fuel at Indian Point, which store significant volumes of radioactive material, far more than inside the active nuclear reactors have no containment structure. However implausible it may be that this radioactive waste is exposed and unsecured, that is the case at Indian Point. It is also vulnerable to attack.

“We are aware of previous and ongoing leaks from spent fuel pools”  Click to read the DEC report

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NY State DEC: Radionuclides are leaking into the groundwater and into the Hudson River from the aging structures of Indian Point. Amongst others are strontium-90 and tritium, radioactive substances that have been linked to various forms of cancer. These leaks and the public health and safety impacts are not being considered. NYC’s water supply is located 12 miles downwind of Indian Point. The Daily News reports 600,000 gallons of radioactive water turned into radioactive steam was released into the air in 2009.

The The New York Times reports Indian Point sucks up 2.5 billion gallons of water a day, circulates it through the system and then dumps it back in the river, hotter and untreated. This kills 300 billion fish, fish larvae, eggs and other aquatic organisms each year. NY State DEC: Indian Point's 40-year-old design uses massive quantities of Hudson River water when operating. By far the largest single industrial use of water in New York State. Read more from NY’s Clean Water Advocate Riverkeeper

According to The Nuclear Information & Resource Center The life cycle of generating nuclear power, from uranium mining and milling, enrichment and fuel fabrication plants to transportation and storage requires an enormous amount of energy which produces greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and CFC’s. Indian Point produces highly toxic and radioactive nuclear waste that lingers at reactor sites for decades, this waste, emissions and spillage is contaminating the environment. Indian Point is neither clean nor green. Learn more

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A new report by energy consulting firm Synapse Energy Economics, finds there is currently a surplus of electricity capacity in the regions near Indian Point, including New York City, and that even if the Indian Point units were closed when their current operating licenses expire by 2015, there would be no need for new electric capacity to meet reliability requirements until 2020.

  1. About 1,550 MW in savings from new energy efficiency resources

  2. Nearly 600 MW of renewable energy capacity

  3. 8,000 MW from proposed new transmission lines and nearly 2,000 MW of lines are already well along in the approval process.

  4. More than 1,000 MW from increased efficiency at existing, outdated natural gas plants in NYC - click to learn more

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