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Harvey Wasserman – Nuclear’s Last Stand? New York’s Cuomo Rushes in to Save Dying Plants

New York’s “liberal” Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to ram through a complex backdoor bailout package worth up to $11 billion to keep at least four dangerously decrepit nuclear reactors operating. To many proponents of safe energy, the move comes as a shock. Its outcome will have monumental consequences for nuclear power and the future of our energy supply. For years, Governor …

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Karl Grossman – New York’s Woeful $7.6 Billion Nuclear Bailout Package

The New York State Public Service Commission—in the face of strong opposition—this week approved a $7.6 billion bail-out of aging nuclear power plants in upstate New York which their owners have said are uneconomic to run without government support. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo—who appoints the members of the PSC—has called for the continued operation of the nuclear plants in …

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Harvey Wasserman – 7 Top NRC Experts Break Ranks to Warn of Critical Danger at Aging Nuke Plants

Seven top Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) experts have taken the brave rare step of publicly filing an independent finding warning that nearly every U.S. atomic reactor has a generic safety flaw that could spark a disaster. The warning mocks the latest industry push to keep America’s remaining 99 nukes from being shut by popular demand, by their essential unprofitability, or, more seriously, …

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How Corrupt Is the American Government?

Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn instead of cracking down on unsafe conditions at nuclear plants An EPA employee who downloaded 7,000 porn files, then spent 2-6 hours each workday watching porn. He’s been doing …

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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 10.15.15

SHUTTING THE PILGRIM NUKE is our primary focus of our roundtable talk with four tremendous activists. Pilgrim’s owner, ENTERGY, has announced it will close the ancient nuke by June 1, 2019. But the reactor is out of compliance on a large number of safety and engineering issues and will put the region at risk if it goes forward.

SHEILA PARKS, Boston-area founder of On Behalf of Planet Earth; ARLENE WILLIAMS of Cape Downwinder; TIM JUDSON of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service and PAUL GUNTER of Beyond Nuclear join us to cover the issue.

Among other concerns are violations of fire safety requirement now nearly a quarter-century out of compliance; spent fuel overflowing the site’s ability to handle it; a dertioriating work force and much more.

The latest shut-down announcement would take the US reactor fleet to 98, the lowest total in many years. But can we survive Pilgrim & its ancient siblings operating even another fuel cycle?

Stay tuned….

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The Gary Null Show – 09.22.15

Paul Blanch has had 45 years experience in the nuclear power industry. Earlier he was a nuclear operations engineer and a Navy Submarine Reactor operator. He was been a nuclear engineer and designer for several reactors including the Millstone and Connecticut Yankee plants. In addition he has been employed or hired as a consultant for Maine Yankee, Indian Point via Entergy, the Electric Power Research Institute, Nuclear Entergy Institute and various state agencies. Paul has also been an expert witness on behalf states initiatives to prevent relicensing of aging reactors including Indian Point, Vermont Yankee and Seabrook, and in support of plaintiffs filing suit against energy corporations. Recently , Paul has had a chance to review withheld documents from the National Regulatory Commission through a freedom of information act submission that show the NRC and the owners of Indian Point nuclear reactor – Entergy – are jeopardizing the health and lives of 10s of millions of people throughout the tri-state area by pushing forward with a high pressured natural gas pipeline only 105 feet from the nuclear facility. More information and ways people can act to stop the pipeline can be found on Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion website SAPE2016.org

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Did We Almost Lose New York? – Harvey Wasserman

For the third time in a decade, a major fire/explosion has ripped apart a transformer at the Indian Pointreactor complex. News reports have taken great care to emphasize that the accident happened in the “non nuclear” segment of the plant. Ironically, the disaster spewed more than 15,000 gallons of oil into the Hudson River, infecting it with a toxic sheen that carried downstream for miles. Entergy, …

Green Power and Wellness – 05.12.15

Yet another EXPLOSION AT INDIAN POINT has threatened the entire New York/New England region with a RADIOACTIVE APOCALYPSE. Another transformer has yet again blown up at Entergy’s rogue reactors on the Hudson River some 40 miles north of Manhattan. More than $8 TRILLION worth of damage could have followed along with more HUMAN DEATH AND INJURY than could ever be …

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Our Nuke is Burning! – KARL GROSSMAN

In 1976, Robert Pollard, a rarity among U.S. government nuclear officials—honest and safety-committed—said of the Indian Point nuclear power station that it was “an accident waiting to happen.” Pollard had been project manager at Indian Point for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from which he resigned at that time charging the NRC “suppresses the existence of unresolved safety questions …

Unexplained Explosion Shakes Nuclear Power Plant North of New York City – Sarah Lazare

In what witnesses described as a huge explosion, a transformer at the Indian Point nuclear power plant just north of New York City caught on fire Saturday, billowing smoke and prompting the operator to shut down the impacted unit. Onlookers documented the explosion on Twitter: pic.twitter.com/pABGZZN50F — Gustavus Gricius (@GustavusHimself) May 9, 2015 At a wedding at #monteverde at old stone and just …