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Remembering Fukushima At Indian Point

March 5, 2019 // 1 Comment

  The Peace Crane Ceremony at the Gates Of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant:   Jun-san Yasuda of the Grafton Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist nun who has walked thousands of miles in this country and others in the name of peace. Jun-san is joined by other Peace Walkers in the trek from the Cortlandt train station to the old entrance of Indian Point where she performs her annual Peace Crane ritual. As part of the ceremony, origami paper cranes are left at the gates of Indian Point as both a prayer for safety of the community and as a prayer for the speedy closing of the reactors. Jun-san [...]

A Clear and Present Danger: Shut Off the Gas at Indian Point

February 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

A Clear and Present Danger:  Shut Off the Gas at Indian Point (Please note the following correction at 1:39: “The newly constructed 42 inch high pressure gas pipeline runs 115 feet from critical electrical infrastructure at Indian Point. …”  The closed captions reflect this correction.) The people who live near Indian Point, with its nuclear power plant ask:  Why would putting a gas pipeline within a few hundred feet of a nuclear power plant be a problem?  Why keep building larger and larger gas pipelines here or anywhere else, especially near Indian Point? This video [...]

Nancy Vann: Progressive Politician

November 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

      In this video, we highligh the position of one of our own environmental activists, who has taken on the responsibility of running for elective office as a  progressive Democrat on issues important to the people of Westchester:  This is Nancy Vann. Nancy Vann, lawyer and President of SenRG (Safe Energy Rights Group), and now a candidate for County Legislator in Westchester County, is a thoughtful environmentalist who is an expert on the issue of climate change. Nancy is concerned about the lack of money devoted to the upkeep of our beautiful parks and shared spaces, [...]

Nuclear Convergence: Next Step

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Convergence 8: Some of the points summed up: The Stony Point Convergence participants talked about the NEXT STEP in the decommissioning of Indian Point:  what can the land be used for and when can it be used.  Furthermore, can we trust the government or Entergy Corp., to diligently do the oversight that will be required in this process, if not, who can? A review of Dr. Gordon Edwards’ visit during the recent 6th. memorial of the Fukushima disaster on the weekend of March 10, 11, and 12th, centered on his discussion of “Rolling Stewartship” at a few of his NYS stops, including [...]

Nuclear Convergence: The Reality of Closing Indian Point

April 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

  This month’s main topic concerns the reality or problems that must be thought of during the closing of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant over the next 60 to 240,000 years.  Yes, that’s right, 240,000 years of harmful radioactive decay and emissions. Marilyn Elie of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC), Susan Leifer of The Sierra Club and Jeanne Shaw, also of IPSEC, walk us through some of the things to prepare and watch out for during this trying, long and very costly process of plant closure. Besides the above concerns, there’s the workers, the [...]

Nuclear Convergence : Hudson River Sacrifice Zone

April 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Jeanne and Gary Shaw outline this month’s Stony Point Convergence meeting with a theme of how the Hudson River is now a “sacrificial Zone” due to the confluence of a number of energy projects all being used to get fossil fuels to market in an age when sustainable energies are needed. The risks of pipelines, compressors, fuel trains, fuel barges, and their proximity to Nuclear Power Plants, along with earthquake faults and larger size pipeline diameters, just aren’t worth the risks of a nuclear accident of any kind. Other topics include:  the upcoming 6th [...]

Nuclear Convergence Cuomo says, Shut It Down!!

April 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

    This Convergence Summary with Jeanne Shaw and Gary Shaw focuses on their meeting’s  discussion of: -The recent deal by Gov Cuomo and others, to shut down the Indian Point nuclear reactors in the next 4 years including the movement of used spent nuclear fuel and its storage -An update on Gov. Cuomo’s nuclear subsidy “tax” and the “article 78” legal action against the tax -The upcoming 6th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  The Convergence will be holding a full day of activities on  Saturday, March 11, in the Indian Point area [...]

Supporting Standing Rock’s Water Protectors: Water is Sacred, Water is Life

February 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

Three incredible individuals, representing various groups with environmental concerns as part of their activism, show their shared concerns with the Standing Rock activists/water protectors of North Dakota. Watch and listen as they take you on their separate journeys, one at Standing Rock, another at the Native American Ramapough Lenape camp in Mahwah Township, New Jersey, while the last recounts his civil disobedience and arrest at TD Bank in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, for  “sitting” in support of the Standing Rock demonstrators of North Dakota.  He also explains the civil [...]

Nuclear Convergence-Indian Point-December 8, 2016

December 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

  This Month’s topics include: -Two Environmental victories.  Entergy, the owner of Indian Point is told by the court to obey the Clean Air and Water Acts and is also denied a permit for both its nuclear reactors -An “Article 78” legal action against Gov. Cuomo’s nuclear tax update [The upcoming Fukushima March 11, 2017 event with emphasis on “Rolling Stewardship” -Changing the way we think and plan concerning energy systems:  City utility Production—Local Energy Production Monthly Meeting: !st. Sunday of the Month:  1:30 PM Stony Point [...]

Nuclear Convergence-Indian Point-November, 6, 2016

December 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

  This is the 3rd. Video Summation of the monthly meeting of the Stony Point Convergence dated November 6, 2016.  Marilyn Elie, the Host/Co-Producer of Environmental News and Notes, is the moderator and is joined by Sally Gellert of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition and Susan Leifer of the Sierra Club.  The Order of Topics covered in this summary is: -Cuomo’s Nuclear Tax Subsidy -Article 78 Legal Action Thoughts -Energy Efficiency -Off Shore Wind Power/ Energy -Upcoming Fukushima Day Program on Saturday, March 11, 2017 -WESPAC panel on Coalition Building -Decommissioning and [...]