Indian Point Public Meeting- Indian Point is in our backyard!

Riverkeeper – 2009

Riverkeeper urges you to attend the last public meeting on the environmental impacts of Indian Point before its relicensing hearing.

Thursday, February 12, 2009 (Two identical sessions)
First session: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Second session: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Colonial Terrace, Grand Ballroom
119 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY

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This is a critical juncture in our long, hard-fought, battle to retire Indian Point and we need your voice now more than ever! Riverkeeper opposes the license renewal of Indian Point, and is particularly concerned about the following environmental impacts:

•The slaughter of billions of fish, eggs and larvae every year that results from Indian Point’s outdated cooling water intake system, which uses billions of gallons of Hudson River water every day to keep the plant operating.

•The killing of shortnose and Atlantic sturgeon when they are trapped against the cooling water intake screens. Shortnose sturgeon are listed as an endangered species under the federal Endangered Species Act.

•The continuing leak of radioactive water from the Indian Point 2 spent fuel pool into the groundwater and Hudson River, and the residual contamination caused by the plumes of contaminated groundwater that slowly leach toxic strontium-90 and cesium-137 into the Hudson River.

•The long term storage of thousands of tons of highly toxic nuclear waste on the banks of the Hudson River, currently housed in poorly maintained spent fuel pools and “dry casks” that are vulnerable to terrorist attack.

Note:  Entergy is very good at filling these meetings with their employees and union contractors, including union workers who have never worked a day at Indian Point.

Please come out and give voice to the large number of area residents who do not want Indian Point relicensed for 20 more years of operation!