Homeland Security To Cut NYPD Bomb Detection Funding After Obama Says NYC Nuclear Blast Bigger Concern Than Russia
Less than 24 hours after President Obama said he’s more concerned about the prospect of a nuclear weapon exploding in NYC than Russia’s recent actions, Homeland Security officials announced plans to cut the NYPD’s bomb detection funding by 50 percent.
The U.S.S. Nautilus is one very special boat. It was built in 1954 and is now open to public viewing as part of the museum in Groton.
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, a move that sparked a furious Pyongyang to threaten a nuclear strike against the United States.
Thursday marked yet another call for the shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power facility in Westchester County, citing possible danger to the area.
A local nuclear power plant faces a possible shutdown after officials and activists have expressed fear over the facility’s operations.
“His main concern is the security and safety of the 20 million people who live within the 50 mile meltdown zone at Indian Point,” said Clifton Travis’ attorney Amy Bellantoni.
Not since before the Three Mile Island accident in 1979 have federal regulators approved a license for a new nuclear plant – until now.
An environmental group says that if the Indian Point nuclear plant suffered an accident like the one in Japan, the consequences could be worse.
Entergy officials were stunned after a meeting last week with a top advisor to the governor. It was the first time a member of the governor’s staff told the plant operators face-to-face that Cuomo wants the Indian Point plant closed.
Gov. Chris Christie is going green, unveiling an energy master plan that would reduce the Garden State’s energy carbon footprint by 22.5 percent in ten years.
Tonight, officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will break it all down for the public – general safety at Indian Point and how the nuclear power plant performed in 2010.
All but two of the 172 emergency sirens around the Indian Point nuclear power plants have sounded as expected during a test.
The outside of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan looks as it always does, calm. On the inside, it’s a different story.
AmeriCares president Curt Welling told reporters that the third delivery of medical and hygiene supplies is now on it’s way from Toyko to Sendai.
The hope is to find ways to reduce dependency on Indian Point.