Indian Points Shutdown! But the battle for safety has just shifted to another gear.
This Week’s Featured Interviews:
Indian Point Shutdown! The closure of Indian Point’s last operating nuclear reactor – only 25 miles from Manhattan – is a cause for celebration… and a recalibration of the activist response to focus on decommissioning challenges. Two genuine experts paint the decommissioning picture:
- Manna Jo Greene has been the Environmental Director for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater for more than 20 years – and has been one of the leaders in the battle to shut down Indian Point, the nuclear reactor facility located only 25 miles from Manhattan. We spoke on the day of the shutdown – Friday, April 30, 2021.
- Dr. Gordon Edwards is the head of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility.LINKS from Dr. Edwards to further information on Decommissioning and Relevant Issues:
- “The Radioactive Outhouse”A Concrete Approach to Nuclear Waste? www.ccnr.org/CCNR_NDP_pack.pdf
- Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement: In Situ Decommissioning of the WR-1 Reactor www.ccnr.org/CCNR_WR1_2017.pdf
- “Radioactive Waste Got You Down?A Little Grout and Grief is Gone.” www.ccnr.org/CCNR_WR1_Supp_2018.pdf
- “Dismantling Nuclear Structures Provides Jobs and Business Opportunities” www.ccnr.org/memoir_CCNR_2013.pdf
Numnutz of the Week (for Nuclear Boneheadedness):
If you want a vacation to a “hot spot,” couldn’t you just make it to the beach instead of Chernobyl?
Links Mentioned During the Show:
- Dr. Ian Fairlie on Chernobyl
- Epidemiologist Joseph Mangano’s Counterpunch article on Indian Point Closure
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