at Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, Gottesman Room, Kessel Campus Center
Closing Indian Point —
What is the Economic and Environmental Impact?
Panelists: (click on “bio” next to the panelists’ names to view the bio they have provided)
Jonathan Falk, National Economic Research Associates
David Gordon, Riverkeeper
Michael Kaplowitz, Westchester County Legislator
Victor Nutter, Entergy Nuclear Northeast
Kyle Rabin, Riverkeeper
David J. Schotts, TRC Environmental Solutions
Brian Coccolicchio, Chair, TZ AIChE
While the debate over whether the Indian Point Nuclear Power Facility should be closed has focused on the topic of safety,there has been less discussion on the economic and environmental impact of closing the facility. We would like to explore such questions as:
What uses could there be for the land that the facility now sits on?
Can the land be used at all?
How will we deal with the waste products from the facility?
What effects would there be on the Hudson River?
How will we replace the energy lost from the facility?
How will we replace the lost tax revenue?
What effect will a closure have on employment in the area?
These and many other questions will be discussed at this meeting. In the end, we hope the meeting will get everyone thinking about what can be done if the Indian Point Facility is closed. The meeting format will be a debate among four panelists evenly divided between those for and against closing the Indian Point facility.
During the first part of the meeting, each panelist will give a 15-minute presentation, answering pre-formulated questions regarding the economic and environmental consequences of closing the facility, followed by a 5-minute rebuttal from opposing panelists. The remaining portion of the meeting will be to cover questions from the audience submitted in writing during the initial presentations.
Co-sponosored by the:
Hudson Valley Council of Technical Societies