‘65,000% radioactivity spike’: New York Gov. orders probe into water leak at Indian Point

 Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant on the Hudson river © wikipedia.org

In an “unacceptable” groundwater leak at the Indian Point nuclear power plant, three monitoring wells were discovered to contain “alarming levels of radioactivity,” the Governor of New York said, ordering an immediate environmental probe into the issue.

Health and environment commissioners were ordered by Governor Andrew Cuomo to begin an investigation into the leak of “radioactive tritium-contaminated water” at the Indian Point nuclear power plant after the operator, Entergy Nuclear Operations, raised the alarm.

One of the three wells in question, according to Cuomo’s statement, had “radioactivity increasing nearly 65,000 percent,”while in total the company reported “alarming levels of radioactivity” at three monitoring wells.

The cause of the contamination is unknown. The contamination has reportedly not spread off-site and does not pose an immediate threat to public health, according to the operator. Yet Cuomo noted that his first concern is for the “health and safety of the residents close to the facility.”

The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant on the banks of the Hudson River in Buchanan, NY. © Don Emmert

The Governor also stressed that authorities must ensure that the“groundwater leak does not pose a threat,” calling the “latest failure” at Indian Point “unacceptable.”

He tasked Department of Environmental Conservation’s acting commissioner, Basil Seggos, and the Health Department commissioner, Howard Zucker to “employ all available measures, including working with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to determine the extent of the release, its likely duration, cause and potential impacts to the environment and public health.”

The Indian Point nuclear power plant, 25 miles north of New York City, is located in Buchanan and sits on the east bank of the Hudson River. It supplies about 30 percent of the energy to New York City. The site includes two operating Westinghouse pressurized water reactors – Indian Point 2 and Indian Point 3. The plant also has the permanently shut-down Indian Point 1 unit reactor.

Cuomo has been pushing to close the Indian Point facility for several years, arguing it is not possible to safely operate a reactor so close to the nation’s largest metropolitan area. Some 20 million residents live within 50 miles of the plant.

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5 Responses to "‘65,000% radioactivity spike’: New York Gov. orders probe into water leak at Indian Point"

  1. captain obvious  February 8, 2016 at 2:37 am

    shut down the nuclear WATER BOILER and drill for geothermal heat to spin the friggin dynamo’s = problem solved. that they DONT is proof these “politicians” are incompetent idiots, doing this deliberately (LIHOP), or both. how many and WHY are nuke plants built near faultlines? they’ll sure drill for OIL all day-week-month-year through vertical miles of ocean and rock but they cant drill for heat to make live steam?

  2. stonehillady  February 7, 2016 at 6:48 am

    40 years ago this reactor should have been closed down….why people think anything man builds can last longer then 50 years shows how short sided we really are. Whether it is a nuclear reactor or our unprotected electrical, water and sewage grids, without electricity either from a solar flare or foe, we seem to be on path of self destruction. Wormwood is coming and the Elites are doing everything in their power, including chemtrailing the skies so we don’t notice we are a binary star system as are 80% of all suns.We are coming to the end of our rope, I sort of remember, somewhere in the Bible that God said, man didn’t create this Earth, I did, so I will destroy man before he destroys my Earth, so we seem to be at that thrush hold now.
    We know something is up as west meets east as in Jesuit Francis and the Orthodox Church meet up in all places Cuba a 1000 year schism, why meet now, unless it has to do with all of mankind.

  3. Spiritual Warrior  February 7, 2016 at 4:41 am

    Their plans move forward. The Georgia Guide stones say population reduction to 500,000.
    That’s 1 out of 14 at current levels, those 20 million are good targets. What kind of sick, deluded humans are behind all of this? Or aren’t they? What does this world look like 50 years from now?

  4. rockwool  February 7, 2016 at 3:51 am

    THIS IS SOOO IN LINE WITH BIBLICAL END TIMES.

    …and the semi-recent anthrax deliveries.

    You US Amercans need to take out your local elites or else humanity is erased for all time.

    Don’t shoot them, use a knife, so no 4th Amendment infringement can be argued from that (self defence).

  5. Jesus Villarreal  February 6, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    MONSANTO, FRACKING; GENERAL ELEC NUKES, FLINT RIVER; TEXAS, CALIFORNIAN, what kind gouvernment is looking for the USA

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