New York Denies Indian Point a Water Permit

 

Keith Myers/The New York Times

New York State has denied a water-quality certification sought by the Indian Point plant's owner.

 
Published: April 3, 2010

In a major victory for environmental advocates, New York State has ruled that outmoded cooling technology at the Indian Point nuclear power plant kills so many Hudson River fish, and consumes and contaminates so much water, that it violates the federal Clean Water Act.

Read the whole story here
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/04/nyregion/04indian.html?emc=eta1
 
Owners of the oldest nuclear power plant Oyster  Creek  said thy will shut down the plant rather then build cooling towers (good move)
 
Earlier this year, the state Environmental Protection Department required the plant to build one or more cooling towers instead of relying on water drawn to cool the reactor. The state said that process kills billions of shrimp and tens of thousands of fish, crabs and clams each year. Earlier this year, the state Environmental Protection Department required the plant to build one or more cooling towers instead of relying on water drawn to cool the reactor.
 
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/oyster_creek_nuclear_plant_own.htm
 

Salem kills billions of fish annually , all protests by various groups have so far been ignored.

 

The truth is that these plants have been operating all these years against the law . The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)requires  federal agencies to integrate environmental values into their decision making process.

 Which makes the operation of these plants with their Ones-through cooling systems illegal.

We are still a nation of law, or are we ?

In other News

NRC is coming to Salem next Tuesday, The subject “ agency’s annual assessment of safety performance for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants during 2009.”

I will be there to testify

and will inform you after the hearing.