Indian Point Nuclear Facility

Corrective Action Order to Shut the Gas in the Algonquin Gas Transmission Pipelines at the Indian Point Nuclear Facility – November 1, 2021

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Rep. Jones letter to Secretary Buttigieg and PHMSA – July 28, 2021

Indian Point Spent Fuel Fire Maps_Article_Alvarez Cesium_PHMSA Pipeline Graph_Calcs

Decommissioned nuclear reactor will be heavy load for Nevada roads – May 26, 2020

Bongar Rosmarin Weininger Williams FU letter to PSC re PHMSA – May 21, 2020

Indian Point’s shutdown will help Lower Hudson Valley population grow healthier – April 30, 2020

Bongar Rosmarin Weininger Williams letter to PSC re Notifications to PHMSA – April 21, 2020

Office of Attorney General Letitia James letter to NRC, FERC & PHMSA re AIM interim safety measures – March 19, 2020

Petitioners Cortlandt, Buchanan, and Hendrick Hudson School District reply memo in further support of Petition for leave to intervene and hearing request – March 20, 2020

NY Attorney General Letitia James Files Motion to Intervene in NRC License Transfer and Decommissioning Proceeding – February 12, 2020

New York Attorney General James’ press release – Takes Action To Ensure Safe, Rapid, And Complete Dismantling Of Indian Point – February 12, 2020

NYState AG: ‘Grave concerns’ over Indian Point nuclear plant decommissioning – Jan. 23, 2020

VIDEO: Expert engineer details concerns over dry-cask storage at Pilgrim Station – Jan. 22, 2020

Officials, Residents Grill Company Chosen to Decommission Indian Pt. – January 21, 2020

Paul Blanch Pilgrim Presentation re Holtec Inferior Casks – January 16, 2020

Holtec faces tough questions about Indian Point teardown at first public meeting in Buchanan – Jan. 16, 2020

Is The Company Poised To Dismantle Indian Point Too Radioactive? – January 15, 2020

Former SNC-Lavalin executive Sami Bebawi sentenced to 8½ years in prison for fraud, corruption – January 10, 2020

SNC-Lavalin pleads guilty to fraud charges, agrees to pay $280-million fine –  December 18, 2019

GE gas plant to close 20 years early, become battery storage site — sign of the times? – June 24, 2019

New Mexico governor says no to high-level nuclear waste, MYNorthwest – June 2019

Halting Holtec – A Challenge for Nuclear Safety Advocates – June 2019

Holtec Tax Break Application Had a False Answer. Now NJ Has Put the Break on Hold – June 2019

Justin Trudeau Faces Calls To Resign Re: Snc-Lavalin Scandal – May 2019

All Holtec nuclear waste thin-wall canisters likely damaged from inferior Holtec downloading systems – May 2019

The secretive role of SNC-Lavalin in the Site C dam – May 2019

Overview for Westchester County of the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion – April 2019

Holtec Has Reached an Agreement with Entergy to Acquire Indian Point Energy Center After the Last of the Three Reactors Shuts Down – April 2019

Both Indian Point Reactors Down For First Time In 10 Years – March 2019


Residents call for watchdog board to monitor Indian Point closure – February 2019

Indian Point sale to be announced by end of the year – February 2019

Entergy sells Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, signaling what’s to come for Indian Point – January 2019

Towns will be waiting, watching for Indian Point sale in 2019 as they try to balance their future – January 2019

State report: Indian Point can generate money while nuke plant is being dismantled – April 2018

Updated pipeline closure statement from Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia in response to the NYS agencies letter to FERC and Executive Summary of risk assessment – September 7, 2018

Letter from Paul Blanch to Governor Cuomo, Commissioners of DEC, DOH, DHS and PSC in response to Enbridge/Spectra letter to FERC regarding NYS agencies’ letter and Executive Summary – August 2018

Letter from NYS Assembly Members Galef, Buchwald, Otis and Abinanti to FERC calling for action -July 24, 2018

Declaration from Paul Blanch, nuclear expert, to FERC in response to the NYS agencies letter to FERC and the Executive Summary of risk assessment – July 20, 2018

Letter from Congresswoman Nita Lowey to FERC calling for action – July 18, 2018

Letter from Richard Kuprewicz, President of Accufacts, pipeline expert, to FERC in response to the NYS agencies letter to FERC and Executive Summary of risk assessment – July 11, 2018

NRDC re NYS Report: Significant Risks to AIM Pipeline – June 27, 2018

Riverkeeper statement regarding AIM pipeline/Indian Point risk assessment – June 22, 2018

Algonquin Incremental Market Pipeline Risk Analysis Report – Executive Summary – June 22, 2018

NYS agencies letter to FERC calling for action regarding newly released risk assessment of the Algonquin pipeline at Indian Point – June 22, 2018

NYISO Indian Point Generator Deactivation Assessment:  Only a few hundred megawatts of energy would be needed to address energy short fall in first few years following Indian Point’s closure and could be met by energy efficiency, demand response measures and transmission upgrades – December 2017.

America’s nuclear safety plans are based on ‘flawed analysis’ and a single waste fire could spread radioactive material throughout an area twice the size of New Jersey, researchers warn – May 2017 

Spent Fuel Fire on U.S. Soil Could Dwarf Impact of Fukushima, R. Stone, Science Magazine, May 2016

Reducing the Danger from Fires in Spent Fuel Pools, F. von Hippel, M. Shoeppner, Science and Global Security 2016, Vol 24, No. 3, 141-173

Alleged Violations of Federal and State Regulations Related to the Design, Construction, and Operation of the AIM Gas Transmission Pipeline (Paul M. Blanch) – Attached

Calculation of TNT Equivalent of Pipeline Rupture (Paul M. Blanch) – Attached

Co-locating Nuclear Plants with Natural Gas Pipelines – Dec. 15, 2016

Clearwater Files Article 78 seeking judicial relief re NY nuclear subsidy – Nov. 30, 2016

Urgent national security and safety alert regarding imminent threat from Spectra AIM pipeline at Indian Point nuclear power plant – Oct. 26, 2016

Oil leak at Indian Point, Cuomo’s comments – September 30, 2016

Summary of Spectra Energy Algonquin Incremental Market Project – September 16, 2016

Indian Point Nuclear Facility: What is an Independent Risk Assessment, by Paul Blanch

Spent fuel fire on U.S. soil could dwarf impact of Fukushima, May 24, 2016

NYS four agencies letter to FERC to Reconsider 2015 Order of AIM at Indian Point in order to conduct an immediate independent safety risk analysis – February 29, 2016

Letter from Department of Homeland Security to Congressman Eliot Engel

Letter from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Riverkeeper, to FERC and NRC Chairmen, December 1, 2015

Summary of the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Pipeline Project Sited Next to the Indian Point Nuclear Power Facility (December 2015)

Letter from Rick Kuprewicz to Assemblywoman Galef – October 12, 2015

Transcript of Proceedings: Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding the risk assessment for the Algonquin Pipeline running adjacent to Indian Point – January 28, 2015

Key Documents obtained via FOIA from Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

FOIA Document 1: (2015-0189)

FOIA Document 2: 4/27/15 email

Press Release from SAPE: Nuclear Expert Meets with Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman to Discuss Unacceptable Risk to NYC Metro Area, Sept 15, 2015

Mr. Paul Blanch’s notes from meeting with Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman to discuss AIM risk to Indian Point, Sept. 9 and 10, 2015

Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) Press Release Natural Gas Pipeline Poses Nuclear, Security Threat, Sept 8, 2015

Letter to NRC Chairman from NIRS regarding AIM pipeline next to Indian Point, August 25, 2015

Letters of Support of Elected Officials for Independent Risk Assessment of AIM pipeline adjacent to Indian Point:
Congresswoman Nina Lowey and Congressman Eliot Engel letter 10/20/15
Sen. Liz Krueger letter

Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer letter
Assemblywoman Amy Paulin’s letter
Assemblyman Otis letter to NRC re AIM pipeline
Assemblyman Otis letter to FERC re AIM Pipeline
Sen. George Latimer letter
Assemblymembers Galef and Buchwald letters
Westchester County BOL letter
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Senator Brad Hoylman

Letters of Support from Organizations for Independent Risk Assessment of AIM pipeline adjacent to Indian Point:
Letter from David Lochbaum, Director, Nuclear Safety Project, Union of Concerned Scientists to Stephen G. Burns, Chairman US Nuclear Regulatory Commission asking that the UCS Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards be brought in to review the process and criteria used by the NRC to assess potential safety hazards from natural gas pipelines near nuclear power plants.
August 31, 2015

Letter from Riverkeeper to FERC regarding the risk of siting the AIM Pipeline adjacent to Indian point Energy Center
September 2, 2015

Letter from Nuclear Resource Information Service (NIRS) to NRC Chairman regarding AIM pipeline next to Indian Point
August 25, 2015

Letter from Nuclear Resource Information Service (NIRS) to FERC Chairman, August 25, 2015

Letter  from Greenpeace to NRC Chairman regarding AIM pipeline next to Indian Point, August 27, 2015

Questions submitted to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Petition Review Board by Paul Blanch regarding Site Hazards Analysis for the Spectra AIM pipeline
July 27, 2015
Download letter here: 20150727 Final SIgned PRB questions

Official Transcript of Proceedings of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Petition Review Board presentation by Mr. Paul Blanch and Mr. Richard Kuprewicz, July 15, 2015
Download transcript here: Transcript 7-15-2015 ML15216A047
Press Release by SAPE: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Withheld and Misrepresented Critical Information Used to Evaluate and Approve the Siting of the Spectra AIM Pipeline Alongside Indian Point, July 15, 2015

Letter from Paul Blanch to NRC dated 7/27/15 following Petition Review Board hearing
Nuclear expert Paul Blanch’s statement at Nuclear Regulatory Commission Petition Review Board meeting at Hendrick Hudson Library in Montrose on July 18, 2015.

Faulty insulation caused Indian Point fire, oil spill
by Ernie Garcia for The Journal News June 30, 2015

Giant Gas Pipeline to Flank NY Nuclear Plant
By Ellen Cantarow for Huffington Post April 25, 2015

Doing the Unthinkable: Giant Gas Pipeline to Flank a New York Nuclear Power Plant
By Ellen Cantarow for Truthout- April 15, 2015

Why on earth did the Feds approve a high pressure gas pipeline near a nuke plant?
By Alison Rose Levy for AlterNet- March 27, 2015

Group Urges Expanded Planning for Indian Point Disaster
By Joseph DeAvila for Wall Street Journal- April 14, 2015
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Paul Blanch response to NRC on need for an independent risk assessment
By Paul M. Blanch – March 27, 2015
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Lowey questions NRC Commissioners about the Algonquin Incremental Market Expansion (AIM) project
Nita Lowey – Mar 24, 2015
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Official Transcript of Proceedings of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Petition Review Board
Paul Blanch Petition regarding the Site Hazards Analysis by Entergy for the proposed Spectra AIM Pipeline
January 28, 2015
Download transcript here: PRB Transcript 1-28-2015-2-2

Accufacts review of AIM impacting Town of Cortlandt
By Richard B. Kuprewicz – November 3, 2014
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Letter to Mark A. Satorius, Executive Director for Operations at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
By Paul M. Blanch- October 15, 2014
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Letter to Westchester Board of Legislators Energy & Environment and Infrastructure Committees
By Paul M. Blanch – June 27, 2014
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Response Letter to Paul M. Blanch from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regarding Indian Point Concern
June 20, 20114
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Fukushima’s Children are Dying
By Harvey Wasserman – June 14, 2014
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Letter to Ms. Lisa Jarriel, Allegations Coordinator, USNRC Washington DC
By Paul M. Blanch – May 19, 2014
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United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Part 100 – Reactor Site Criteria
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Agency Urges Quake Study for Indian Point
By Matthew L. Wald – May 9, 2014
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Response Letter to the Honorable Sandra R. Galef from Michelle G. Evans
By Michelle G. Evans – March 20, 2014
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Natural Gas Pipeline Hazard Risk Determination
By S. T. Thomson & J. H. Snooks – January 19, 2014
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10 CFR 2.206 Petition regarding Inadequacy of Entergy’s Management of Spectra/Algonquin Energy Natural Gas Transmission Lines within the site boundary at Indian Point Nuclear Plants
By Paul M. Blanch – October 25, 2010
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SNC-Lavalin Inc. 2013. World Bank Debars SNC-Lavalin and its Affiliates for 10 years, World Bank press release – April 2013