by Manna Jo Greene, Clearwater Director of Environmental Action
On Dec 12, 2015, 11 protesters from the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC) were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after blocking the entrance to the Indian Point Nuclear facility on the Hudson River in Buchanan, NY. The protesters timed their event to coincide with the expiration of the licenses permitting operation of the plant. “We are pleading guilty because we did it and are proud of what we are doing to make our community safer,” said Sally Gellert, one of those who had been arrested, at a hearing on March 8. “Nothing else has worked. The reactors are a continual danger to us all.”
Clearwater’s director of environmental action says her group supports the protester’s action, issuing the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.