Lets hope the 42 inch high-pressure gas pipeline 100 feet from the Indian Point Nuclear facility infrastructure doesn’t blow!
Nuclear and gas pipelines really shouldn’t go together - or at all IMO, especially when safety studies were fraudulent, limited, and incompetent!
35 miles from downtown Manhattan, Indian Point itself is a threat to near 20 million people and when coupled with a 42 inch gas pipeline is much more so. “Accidents” are unforeseen events, it is criminal negligence when a threat is known, or hidden from the public, or critical safety standards lowered, or events lied-about but not acted-on! The AIM pipeline was such a case of fraudulent and incompetent safety studies to serve the industry. Andy Cuomo’s promised “independent safety review” took over 2 years to release - not the BS “leadership” touted by Cuomo’s re-election campaign we only see at election time! Nixon’s the one!
IP’s history of radioactive leaks into groundwater, the Hudson River, hidden night-time “venting” releases, higher local cancers (as at all nuke plants) and reduced safety standards to serve the industry by the corrupt NRC. the “deal” to shut IP is full of holes, like the SAFSTOR 60 year delay to decontaminate and restore to “Greenfield” condition! Deadly spent fuel will also be stored on site and the gas pipeline - unless banned and shut - will remain a grave threat!
Not to mention fossil fuels, like fracked-gas, and their impact on climate change and the threat to the entire earth and all life forms…What good really is the benefit of electricity from nuclear or fossil fuels if they kill us quickly and/or slowly? We are surely intelligent enough to switch to green, sustainable energy but not to get the corruption out of politics, and the power of old fossil-fuel industry money that subverts the process out of the equation!