NRC Public Hearing on Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant / 45 Voices Archive Footage

“Last 5 Voices”

SD, 18min 17sec, in English

“Fourth 10 Voices”

SD, 24min 14sec, in English with some English subtitles

“Third 10 Voices”

SD, 29min 59sec, in English

“Second 10 Voices”

SD, 28min 47sec, in English

“First 10 Voices”

SD, 21min 43sec, in English

MN No. 12-019


Licensee: Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.

Facilities: Indian Point Units 2 and 3

Docket Nos: 50-247 and 50-286

Date/Time: May 17, 2012, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: DoubleTree Hotel: 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY

Purpose: The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will host an open house and public meeting to discuss the NRC’s assessment of safety performance at Indian Point Units 2 & 3 for 2011, as described in the NRC annual assessment letter dated March 5, 2012. NRC staff will be available to answer questions on our role in ensuring safe plant operation.

NRC Attendees:

William M. Dean, Regional Administrator, Region I / James W. Clifford, Director, Division of Reactor Projects

Mel Gray, Chief, Division of Reactor Projects, Branch 2 / Michelle P. Catts, Senior Resident Inspector, Unit 2

Paul C. Cataldo, Senior Resident Inspector, Unit 3

Public Participation: This is a Category 3 Meeting. The NRC staff will host an open house to discuss Entergy’s performance at Indian Point Units 2 & 3 during calendar year 2011. NRC staff will be available, in an informal setting, to answer questions from individuals and discuss issues or concerns related to Indian Point. In addition, the NRC will host a question and answer session in an adjacent area, during which members of the public will be able to ask questions or make statements in a public meeting. There will not be a formal NRC presentation during the public meeting.

Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) is a three-unit nuclear power plant station located in Buchanan, New York just south of Peekskill. It sits on the east bank of the Hudson River, 38 miles north of New York City. The plant generates over 2,000 megawatts of electrical power, comprising as much as 30 percent of the electricity used in New York City and Westchester County.

*** Westchester County Indian Point Emergency Guide

Evacuation: The 2010 U.S. population within 10 miles (16 km) of Indian Point was 272,539, an increase of 17.6 percent in a decade, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data for The 2010 U.S. population within 50 miles (80 km) was 17,220,895, an increase of 5.1 percent since 2000. Cities within 50 miles include New York (41 miles to city center); Newark, N.J., (39 miles); Stamford, Conn., (24 miles); Bridgeport, Conn., (40 miles).

In the wake of the 2011 Japanese nuclear accidents, columnist Peter Applebome noted in The New York Times that a fifty mile radius from Indian Point (the area which the State Department suggested Americans avoid in Japan) “includes almost all of New York City except for Staten Island; almost all of Nassau County and much of Suffolk; all of Bergen County, N.J.; all of Fairfield, Conn.”. He quotes Purdue University professor Daniel Aldrich: ““Many scholars have already argued that any evacuation plans shouldn’t be called plans, but rather ‘fantasy documents”.

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3 responses

  1. Thanks Tobe, for your great resource to share. When we look at Fukushima evacuation, the fact in your video is right, and a government in Japan has made too many mistake to avoid radioactive exposure on roughly 400,000 residences in Fukushima. Beyond the evacuation, local farming and fishery industries are gone…, the low income family with small children who cannot evacuate due to economical reasons are still enduring in the contaminated areas between 14 and 50 miles radius.

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