Tell NRC to Close Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, Stop Putting New Yorkers At Risk
  • Petitioned Gregory Jaczko

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NRC Chairman
Gregory Jaczko
NRC Secretary
Annette Vietti-Cook

Tell NRC to Close Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, Stop Putting New Yorkers At Risk

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Columbia University says the risk of an earthquake as large as 7.0 on the Richter scale is possible at Indian Point. Entergy admits it can’t handle an earthquake of this magnitude and that at best the plant could withstand a magnitude 6.1 earthquake.  This is highly significant because the energy released in a 7.0 level earthquake is roughly 30 times more powerful than a 6.1. Please join us in our effort to shut down Indian Point!

Contact NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko today and let him know the time is now to shut down Indian Point until it can be proven safe.

According to the August 2010 NRC data, Indian Point is now considered the most dangerous plant in the country when it comes to the risk of meltdown due to earthquake.  Based on recent information gathered by the government and researchers at Columbia University, the NRC data shows the odds of core damage potentially leading to a meltdown now are 72% higher than previously believed.

Indian Point also has the highest population density surrounding a nuclear plant in the United States, with 20 million people living within a 50 mile radius. It is also the plant with an evacuation plan that former Federal Emergency Management Agency head James Lee Witt called unworkable, in a 2003 report commissioned by New York Governor George Pataki. 

Think about how all these factors could work together.  Then, take action and forward this message far and wide. We all deserve better from the NRC!


Recent signatures


    1. The NRC chairman toured Indian Point yesterday. Meanwhile, lawmakers call the evacuation plan "impossible"

    2. Riverkeeper has started a 2nd petition asking President Obama to ensure an independent safety review of Indian Point:

    3. Reached 5 signatures
    4. Amazing. Some 2 dozen activists have started a 206-mile protest walk from Indian Point to Vermont Yankee—another dangerous nuclear plant.

    5. From Riverkeeper: Top 10 Reasons to Shutdown Indian Point:

    6. Local lawmakers call for much larger evacuation zone around Indian Point:

    7. Rallying protesters call for Indian Point's shutdown:

    8. A new landscape for Indian Point's re-licensing:

    9. Reached 4 signatures
    10. Get a look inside Indian Point:

    11. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group on why plants like this one should not be relicensced:

    12. Public support for nuclear power falls:

    13. Academy Award-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo, and a New York resident, signed and tweeted this petition yesterday. Will you also tweet?

      Will we learn from Japan? Protect New York and close the Indian Point #nuclear plant. Sign petition @change:

    14. Reached 3 signatures
    15. Why New Yorkers Want to Close the Indian Point Nuclear Plant

      Even the nuclear industry acknowledges that all nuclear power plants pose a risk to surrounding populations. No plant can be called 100 percent safe.
      But some are worse than others.
      Take a look at Indian Point in Buchanan, New York—the site of two...

    16. Reached 2 signatures
    17. Riverkeeper has filed an enforcement action against the Indian Point plant:

    18. Reached 1 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Emily Duwel ORACLE, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Having grown up near Indian Point, I can recall reports about engineers quitting -- in the 1970s -- because they felt the reactor was far too unsafe. Some 35 years later, Indian Point is now credited as the nuclear reactor most vulnerable to catastrophe -- a catastrophe which (should it happen) would impact millions of lives. Continuing Indian Point's existence is hubristic irresponsibility at its worst.

    • Maeda Kimiko CHIBA, JAPAN
      • about 3 years ago

      Humans are selfish and irresponsible.We should keep company with enviroment,animals and humas right.We should respect other nature.Please don't commit human's crime anymore.I am against animal and nature's abusing.

    • Jun Shoji BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      Nuclear power is not alternative energy. Any other energy are much better, because we can control when it comes to troubles. Nobody can control nuclear power accident. Even governments. Those who still believes nuclear power, please see what's happening in Fukushima closely(not reported enough by majer medias because they have TEPCO as the biggest sponsor ). If you are a human, you can not stand it.

    • Diane OConnor PEEKSKILL, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      It's absolutely amazing that anyone in their right mind would consider relicensing Indian Point. It is too old! The collateral damage to the millions of people and billions of dollars in property is unfathomable. Doesn't anyone realize that an 'accident' is an unforeseen event; and it may be one that you can not possibly be prepared for because you've never even dreamed it could happen.

    • Sherri Laird ANCHORAGE, AK
      • over 3 years ago

      As a citizen of the USA it is my duty as well as the duty of all other fellow citizens to demand that all nuclear power houses in the USA be shut down and decommissioned within a couple of years. Green energy is the future for us all to live and die free if toxic radiation and chemical posioning. Nuclear waste destroys the people and the earth for which they reside. Please stop the madness and shut them all down today!


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