Letter: No More Fukushimas

The license for Indian Point 2 will expire this year — on Sept. 28, to be exact. The nuclear plant is 40 years old, leaks radioactive water into the ground and the Hudson River, kills billions of fish and other river life, and has rusty and corroded pipes underground where they can’t be seen or inspected. Entergy, the plant’s owner, is determined to continue operation of its cash cow ($1 million/day in profit) despite its history of fire and safety violations and the many exemptions it has received from its bedfellow, the NRC.

At noon on Saturday, March 9, people of our community will gather to walk from the Croton-Harmon train station to Indian Point to commemorate the second anniversary of the nuclear disaster that followed the earthquake and tsunami at Fukushima, Japan. Anyone in Philipstown and Putnam Valley, the two Putnam communities most downwind of planned and unplanned emissions from Indian Point, who may be concerned about this time bomb that continues to operate at the junction of not one but two earthquake faults, is encouraged to join the walk or meet the walkers at the Indian Point gates at Bleakley and Broadway in Buchanan, at 3:30 p.m. for a vigil.

On Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at the Stony Point Center, 17 Crickettown Road, Stony Point, two former Navy navigators will talk about radiation contamination on the USS Ronald Reagan during the crisis at Fukushima and its effect on their lives. The program will be followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome.

For more information, call 888-474-8848.

Judy Allen
Putnam Valley


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