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Indian Point

An Illegal Plant 
Astonishingly, on the Hudson less than twenty miles from our neighborhood is a forty-two year old nuclear plant built on an earthquake fault line.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has stated that Indian Point Reactor 3 has the highest risk of earthquake damage in the country among the 104 plants currently operating. Under today's laws, no such plant could be built this close to a major metropolitan area.

Not Another 20 Years 
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will hear Indian Point's application for license extensions next year. Three Parks has joined with many other environmental and safety-minded community organizations to oppose relicensing.

Get Electeds on Board  
We need to ensure that all our elected officials not only oppose relicensing, but also actively work to pressure the NRC to deny license extensions.

Green Power 
President-elect Obama's Green Energy program will help create replacement power for Indian Point with sustainable energy alternatives. Studies have already shown that with the permanent retirement of Indian Point at the end of its current licenses, there would be more than enough power available to meet the area's electricity needs.


One of the two nuclear reactors at Indian Point in Westchester County will cease operations by April 2020, while the other must be closed down by April 2021. Credit Uli Seit for The New York Times.

Schumer Meeting


September 9, 2011 - Three Parks, Park River Ind. Democrats, and Frederick E. Samuel Community Dem. Club meet with Senator Schumer (standing center) on Indian Point and Social Security. The Senator was aware of safety issues at the nuclear power plant and the risks to New Yorkers and asked for more information about how much power IP actually supplies to NY and available replacement energy; on SS, he listened to our concerns about politicization of the program and its apparent central role in the President's jobs bill.




Response to Japan Tragedy:

Now Is the Time to Close Indian Point
New Materials


We don't need Indian Point's power, according to a comprehensive, authoritative new study. Click here for the easy to read, detailed report.

Assembly Committee's Preliminary Findings Show Indian Point Can Be Shut Down, here

Flyer for distribution here   Table Fact Sheet here

Letter to Send to Gov. Cuomo here

Email Cuomo Here



Indian Point Photo

Safety First This Time 
Licenses for the two reactors at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Westchester are set to expire in 2013 and 2015. The safety of all New Yorkers mandates that they not be renewed. We call on our U.S. Senators and our Governor to oppose extending the life of this hazard for an additional twenty years.

Twenty Million Live Within Fifty Miles 
Construction began on the plant in 1966—before the disasters of Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, 9/11, and, of course, the Fukushima reactor spawning horror in Japan. Today, no one would build a nuclear reactor just 24 miles from a major city on an earthquake fault line. Twenty million people, including all New York City residents, live within a 50-mile radius of Indian Point, which is plagued with mechanical and operational problems and makes an attractive terrorist target. There is no viable evacuation plan.

Sitting by the Hudson -- 1,500 Tons of Radioactive Waste 
Indian Point has thus far generated 1,500 hundred tons of deadly radioactive waste stored in tanks in 12-foot long spent fuel rods. This waste is deadly for up to 250,000 years. One of Indian Point’s spent fuel tanks has been leaking tritium—a cancer-causing toxin—into the groundwater and the Hudson River. IP’s spent fuel tanks are nearly full. IP’s owner and operator, Entergy, has been transferring some of the waste to dry casks to be stored onsite indefinitely. Should the plant receive a 20-year license extension, an additional 1,000 tons of radioactive waste would be generated and remain on site because there is no national storage repository.


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INDIAN POINT TO CLOSE BY 2021

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“Why you would allow Indian Point to continue to operate defies common sense, planning and basic sanity,” Mr. Cuomo told reporters in June.

2021 Sir?


November 2015 was a good month for opponents of Indian Point, the aging, dangerous nuclear power plant that Three Parks has been fighting for almost ten years.

On November 6th, the New York Department of State filed an objection to the request by the plant’s owner, Entergy, for a Coastal Consistency Determination. This objection could block Entergy’s request for a 20-year license extension for the plant’s two working reactors and could signal the imminent closing of Indian Point.

Although the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates nuclear power plants, including Indian Point, the state of New York can withhold permission based on water quality concerns for the plant’s use of the Hudson River to cool the reactors.
Eco Watch Report

On Novermber 16th, Governor Cuomo's office wrote the NRC in clear, blunt language that the agency should deny Entergy’s relicensing request due to the plant’s deterioration and the impossibility of developing a safety and evacuation plan for the 50 million residents within a 20-mile radius of Indian Point.
Public News Service 12/01/15

We’re not celebrating yet, but do stay tuned!

E-Mail our elected officials. Tell them that he must strongly and publicly demand that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission refuse to relicense Indian Point.
Email Cuomo Here

Hon. Andrew M. Cuomo
NYS State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224
(518) 474 8390

E-Mail Sen. Schumer Here
Message as above.

Hon. Charles E. Schumer
780 Third Avenue
Suite 2301
New York, N.Y. 10017
212-486-4430

E-Mail Sen. Gillibrand Here
Message as above.

Hon. Kirsten Gillibrand
780 Third Avenue
Suite 2601
New York, N.Y. 10017
212-688-6262

Read the Draft 2009 NY State Energy Plan.
Energy sources are on page 3. Indian Point problems, and prospects for non-nuclear energy: see pages 54 - 57
here.

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Read the Draft 2009 NY State Energy Plan.
Energy sources are on page 3. Indian Point problems, and prospects for non-nuclear energy: see pages 54 - 57
here.


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