The original license for Indian Point Unit 2 expires Sept. 28, after 40 years of operation. It will be the only reactor in the country operating with an original license that has expired. Unit 2 will continue to operate because Entergy, owner of the plant, filed five years prior to expiration and a Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulation allows them to continue to operate as long as the relicensing process continues.
The Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition takes the position that a license is granted for a specific length of time for a reason. The coalition says think about this, plus the possibility of a catastrophic release of radiation with no way to evacuate. Then … Run for Your Life! On Sept. 28, the coalition will walk, paddle and hold a vigil. Community members are invited to participate and assemble at Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park to learn more.
Walkers gather at 11 a.m. at Indian Point gates (at Bleakley and Broadway, Buchanan, N.Y.), and walk through Peekskill, arriving at Riverfront Green by noon. Bikers gather at 10:30 a.m. at the old Indian Point gate (intersection of Broadway and Bleakley). Paddlers launch at 10 a.m. from Annsville Creek Paddlesport Center, 1 Annsville Circle, Cortlandt Manor, paddle to Indian Point and return to Peekskill Riverfront Green at 12:30.
Vigils will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in six communities including Little Stony Point Park, 3011 New York 9D, Cold Spring. The coalition will provide a potluck at Riverfront Green. Walkers: contact Gary Shaw, [email protected] Bikers: Bill Meyer, [email protected] Paddlers: Rick UffordChase, [email protected]. Vigil participants: Dan Fullerton, [email protected] Potluck: Duna Williamson, [email protected]. Call 888-474-8848, email Roberto Muller at [email protected], or visit facebook.com.