|August 4, 2005||Buchanan, New York, USA||Entergy’s Indian Point Energy Center Nuclear Plant leaks tritium and strontium into underground lakes from 1974 to 2005||$30m|
|just 30m from NYC -- spill after spill of nuclear waste and poison|
If there was so little to see at Indian Point, besides 600,000 gallons of nuclear waste gas leaking into the near NYC environment, why the $30,000,000 clean-up price tag?
Several major environmental concerns exist with the operation of the Indian Point Energy Center including radiation pollution and endangerment of wildlife.
Radioactive leakage from the plant containing several radioactive isotopes, such as strontium-90, cesium-137, cobalt-60, nickel-63 and tritium, a rarely-occurring isotope of hydrogen, flows into groundwater that eventually enters the Hudson River. In the last year, nine leaks have occurred, however, even at their highest levels tritium leaks have never exceeded one-tenth of one percent of US Nuclear Regulatory Commission limits.
In February 2016, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo called for a full investigation by state environment and health officials and is partnering with organizations like Sierra Club, Riverkeepers, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, Scenic Hudson and Physicians for Social Responsibility in seeking the permanent closure of the plant.
Indian Point removes water from the nearby Hudson River. Despite the use of fish screens, the cooling system kills over a 1,000,000,000 fish eggs and larvae annually