August 10, 2011

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Anti-Indian Point groups take message from NYC upriver

Time's Up organizer Ben Shephard gets ready to set sail

NEW YORK – Clearwater and New York City environmental group “Time’s Up! took their “shut down Indian Point” message from Manhattan to the nuclear power plant in what one member said was an old fashioned rally.

Bicyclists peddled to Grand Central Station where many hopped on a train to Verplank and then boarded the Sloop Clearwater for a sail past the power plant.

Time’s Up! member Benjamin Shepherd said their message was clear.

“Time’s up. It’s time to shut it down now. We don’t want to have a Fukushima on the Hudson,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced the results of its June 30 inspection of the Indian Point units 2 and 3, identifying four “low safety significance” findings at Unit 2 and one similar finding at Unit 3. Because they are in Entergy’s corrective action program, “The NRC is treating these as non-cited violations.”

Entergy is in the midst of a license renewal application process with the NRC.


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