Indian Point is not worth the risk!
Take Action! May 17th Public Meeting on Indian Point Safety
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will hold its annual public meeting on May 17th on the safety performance of the Indian Point nuclear reactors, located just 24 miles north of New York City.
Last year, hundreds of people crowded into the room to raise concerns about safety issues following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Despite all we now know about Fukushima, the NRC still refuses to consider new information about earthquake risk and evacuation planning failures in the Indian Point relicensing review.
Please join NYPIRG and our partner organizations in Tarrytown on May 17th and speak out about your concerns about the Indian Point nuclear reactors, including:
- Poor safety performance at the plants
- Inadequacy of the 10-mile evacuation zone
- Earthquake risks
- Dangers of "spent" fuel storage pools on-site
More than 20 million people live within a 50-mile radius of the Indian Point nuclear reactors. The "peak injury zone" includes portions of New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Meeting time and location:
Thursday, May 17, 2012
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Open House
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Public Meeting
455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591[map]
Buses from Manhattan:
There will be free busing provided going from Manhattan to the meeting in Tarrytown. Buses are leaving from 45th Street (at Vanderbilt Avenue) on the NW corner of Grand Central Terminal at 4 p.m. You must RSVP to be on a bus. Seats are on a first come first serve basis.
WE CAN REPLACE THE POWER - WE CAN'T REPLACE THE LIVES.
NYPIRG opposes the relicensing of the Indian Point nuclear reactors in Buchanan, New York, just 24 miles north of New York City. Over 20 million people live within the 50-mile "peak injury zone" of Indian Point. In addition to its poor safety record and concerns about the spent fuel storage pools on site, this facility is located on two active geological fault lines. Of the 104 commercial reactors in the United States, Indian Point 3 has the highest risk of core damage from an earthquake, according to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Both of these plants have been plagued with mechanical problems and the evacuation plan is utterly unrealistic. The NRC is currently considering renewing the operating licenses of Indian Point 2 and 3, which expire in 2013 and 2015, respectively. NYPIRG and many other environmental groups are actively working to oppose the renewal of these licenses.