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Abby Luby is a freelance journalist who has covered the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York for over ten years, and the author of the new ebook "A Nuclear Romance." This novel is about living near a nuclear power plant in New York. Her articles on Indian Point appear in The New York Daily News, The Westchester Guardian, The North County News. She also writes for The Poughkeepsie Journal, The Stamford Advocate/Greenwich Time. As a regular contributor to Valley Table Magazine and the Hearst publications HealthyLiving, Living [at] Home and Roll Magazine, she also writes about hard news, food, health articles and art. She teaches writing and literature at Marist College.
Fukushima and the Age of Distrust
Government decisions on pursuing a nuclear renaissance after Fukushima is feeding a growing distrust of Congress and local politicians
Wednesday, January 4, 2012(2 comments)
Radiation Checker: the gift that keeps on giving
Hand held Geiger Counters for the layperson has become essential since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in March, 2011. Radiation is odorless and invisible, yet lethal in large doses. Soon after Fukushima the Japanese created a sleek-lined Geiger counter that plugs into your iPhone and instantly reveals radiation levels,empowering knowledge, especially if you live near aging plants like Indian Point, just 24 miles from NYC
The End of the NRC Rubber Stamp?
Is the end of business as usual for relicensing nuclear power plants over? The trend to battle the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's rubber stamp to relicense aging nuclear power plants is growing. Legal contentions are being served up by formidable teams of lawyers, slowing the process and forcing the NRC to sift through each argument against keeping plants running past their 40 year life span.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Why Americans Are Less Prepared and More at Risk than the People of Fukushima
Today's investigative report by the Associated Press shows that US evacuation plans for nuclear accidents are fig leaves, based on outdated information and fictitious assumptions. Combined with denser populations, higher concentrations of radioactivity and lax oversight, that means a nuclear accident in the US could be much worse than in Japan, and unlike Fukushima, Americans couldn't get out of harm's way.