Governor Cuomo: It's been 2 years, and we want the Risk Assessment released about the Spectra Pipeline next to Indian Point Nuclear Plant.

Governor Cuomo

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Because of mounting public pressure, Governor Cuomo directed an independent safety analysis TWO YEARS ago of the dangers of siting the expanded Spectra "Algonquin" Pipeline adjacent to Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Buchanan, NY.

Yet after multiple requests by elected officials and the public no study has been released. We deserve to know what risks we face, have our concerns addressed, and threats minimized.

*Read Governor Cuomo's bold remarks and direction HERE. Now, we demand action.

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To: Governor Cuomo
From: [Your Name]

Governor Cuomo: release the risk assessment of the dangers of co-locating Spectra Energy's "Algonquin" Pipeline and Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant!

In February 2016 Governor Cuomo ordered four New York State agencies to conduct a risk assessment of the dangers of siting the expanded "Algonquin" Pipeline adjacent to Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Buchanan, NY. (https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-directs-immediate-independent-safety-analysis-algonquin-pipeline-near-indian)

The $250,000 risk assessment was ordered almost two years ago, yet after multiple requests by elected officials and the public no study has been released.

In January 2017 Entergy announced that Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant will be shut down and the Governor convened the New York State Indian Point Decommissioning Task Force to study how to reuse the plant property.

Although Indian Point’s reactors are scheduled to be shut down in 2020 and 2021, shutting down Indian Point does not eliminate the risks posed by the Algonquin Pipeline. The 2700 tons of irradiated spent fuel will remain onsite and for a minimum of decades, remaining highly vulnerable. A spent fuel fire triggered by a pipeline rupture would have devastating consequences. (http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/05/spent-fuel-fire-us-soil-could-dwarf-impact-fukushima)

The risk assessment must be released so that informed and logical decisions on the safe, long-term storage of 2700 tons of irradiated spent fuel at the site can be made.

The 20 million people living in the 50-mile radius evacuation zone around Indian Point (which includes most of NYC) demand that the pipeline risk assessment be released and that the findings are incorporated into the planning for shutting down Indian Point.

New Yorkers deserve to know what risks we face, have our concerns addressed, and threats minimized.

Petition Delivered to:

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

John Rhodes, Chairman
NYS Public Service Commission
Empire State Plaza
Agency Building 3
Albany, NY 12223-1350

Roger Parrino, Commissioner
NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
633 Third Avenue
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10017

Howard Zucker, Commissioner
NYS Department of Health
Corning Tower Rm 2531
Empire State Plaza,
Albany, NY 12237

Basil Seggos, Commissioner
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

Howard Zemsky, Commissioner
Empire State Development
95 Perry Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Richard Kauffman
NYSERDA Chairman
1359 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10018-7842

Thomas P. DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller
Albany Office
110 State Street, Albany, NY 12236

Eric T. Schneiderman, NYS Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224-0341

Thomas Congdon, Executive Deputy
NYS Public Service Commission
Empire State Plaza
Agency Building 3
Albany, NY 12223-1350