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Indian Point Groups To Host Vigil For Fukushima This Weekend

The Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition and other environmental groups are hosting events around Cortlandt this weekend protesting nuclear power.
The Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition and other environmental groups are hosting events around Cortlandt this weekend protesting nuclear power. Photo Credit: File

CROTON, N.Y. – The Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, the Indian Point Convergence, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and other environmental groups are set for a vigil at the gates of Indian Point in Buchanan and other events around Croton and Cortlandt this weekend on the anniversary of Fukushima.

The groups are scheduled to hold a conference at noon Saturday at the Croton-Harmon Train Station for former Navy navigators on the USS Ronald Reagan Jaime Plym and Maurice Enis, who will tell their personal stories about “the effects of radiation exposure from Fukushima,” according to a press release. The groups will later welcome the New England Peace Pagoda for the 12th Annual Walk for a New Spring and vigil at Indian Point.

The NEPP members are on a 50-day walk, that began on Feb. 15 in Massachussetts and is set to end on April 3 in Washington DC, to call for nuclear disarmament and an “end to the nuclear chain from uranium mining to radioactive waste,” according to the group’s Facebook page.

“While no are speakers are planned there will an opportunity for public participation. There is power in standing witness and all of us there are working for the closure of Indian Point,” said representatives with the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition in the release. “Exposure to radiation from an unexpected release of radiation has long been of great concern to people living within the 50-mile radius of Indian Point.”

The groups are also set to host a Fukushima Fallout presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stony Point Conference Center, followed by a 5 p.m. potluck dinner for the peace walkers and 6:15 p.m. screening of “Cold Shut Down: One Year After.” While the program is free, registration is requested online .

The events will conclude with a Symposium featuring Plym and Maurice Enis at 1 p.m. Monday at the New York Academy of Medicine on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The symposium will also be live streamed online .

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