Indian Point power plant
In both Chernobyl and Fukushima, before disaster began to unfold, few imagined that such a catastrophe was possible. In the United States, too, despite the knowledge since 1945 that nuclear power, at war or in peacetime, holds dangers of a stunning sort, the general attitude remains: it can't happen here.
This past week, the New York Times' Jonathan Soble reminded us that the cleanup of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster that took place five years ago will still take decades to complete. It was a stark reminder of the limits and dangers of modern technology.
Radioactive water leaked into the groundwater at the upstate Indian Point nuclear power plant, officials said Saturday.
Two days of contract talks with federal mediators ended Thursday night with angry union negotiators and no deal in sight on the last day of the contract between Entergy Nuclear and nearly 400 workers at the Indian Point power plant.
A spokeswoman for Lieberman's office deferred questions about the letter to the Senate committee. Queries to a committee
We shouldn't gamble away another cent towards this destructive and dangerous energy technology. I will fight to end these spending policies and instead aim federal funding toward clean, safe, renewable energy -- the type that we can all feel comfortable living next to.
"Short term, we have to have power if we are going to grow, and Indian Point at the moment is a big part of that," he told
Investigations by the New York Daily News and others show Indian Point's fire detection and suppression systems to be woefully inadequate.
New York State Attorney General Says Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant In Violation Of Fire Safety Rules
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A report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists showed the Indian Point had many engineering vulnerabilities, which
The NRC said Thursday that in light of the events in Japan, that the commission would do a review of the Japan data and act
Gaze up the Hudson River and hope, hope, hope our regulators are right. Hope they could not possibly be as wrong as the regulators