Indian Point

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

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

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

Letter from Richard Kuprewicz of Accufacts to Assemblywoman Galef, October 20, 2015

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
VIew Article

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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