Nuclear Engineer Says All Nuclear Reactors Should Be Shut Down Yesterday; Unfortunately that is Only the Beginning: Dismantled Reactors and Other Radioactive Waste Must Still Go Someplace

Re-blogged from Mining Awareness

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Overlay the size of the Chernobyl exclusion zone with rough location of Indian Point Nuclear Power Station and Trump Tower
Chernobyl Overlay Indian Point Nuclear Power Station - Greenpeace OpenStreet Map Trump Tower 5th Ave NY
Greenpeace OpenStreet Map. Wind direction may vary. This is to give an indication of the size. http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/nuclear/nomorechernobyls/exclusion-zone-comparison-map/

From Common Dreams:
Why This Nuclear Engineer Says Every Nuke Plant in the US Should Be Shut Down Yesterday by Karl Grossman,
Published on Friday, January 13, 2017

“I’d like to see every nuclear plant shut down­ yesterday.”

The good—the very good—energy news is that the Indian Point nuclear power plants 26 miles north of New York City will be closed in the next few years under an agreement reached between New York State and the plants’ owner, Entergy.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has long been calling for the plants to be shut down because, as the New York Times related in its story on the pact, they pose “too great…

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