Indian Point nuclear power station permanently shuts down April 30, 2021!
Because of COVID we can’t celebrate in the streets so we’ll celebrate online.
This historic moment represents the end of Indian Point continuous releases of lethal radiation to the air we breathe.
Now we are free to focus on permanently shutting the Millstone nuclear power station in Waterford, Connecticut.
There could not be a better time than now – Take a look at this graphic taken from Dominion’s website that displays “projected” and “actual” releases of radiation to the air by Millstone in 2020 and 2021.
You can see that from October 1 – November 16, 2020 – when Millstone Unit 3 was shut down temporarily for a refueling outage, that it released the highest levels of radiation to the air compared with when it was actually producing electricity.
Your government is permitting this known health hazard to continue, raining radioactivity on our families and communities and contributing to increased cases of cancer and diseases of blood, vital organs and premature mortality without consequences to Dominion’s bottom line.
As this graphic illustrates, we are due for another increased dosing of radiation by Millstone in April and May 2021.
Without this graphic, the public would have no readily available information about heightened releases and heightened health risks at this time.
Credit the Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone for its public service: The Coalition, with the help of then-state representative Diana Urban, got the state legislature to enact a law requiring Dominion to post graphics such as this one on its website in advance of planned radiation releases to the air.
Check out Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 22a-135(c). It provides: “ [Nuclear] Licensees shall post on their web sites all plans for routine and continuous releases of radiation to the atmosphere, including dates, times and fissile materials, as soon as such releases are scheduled.”
Before passage of this law, Dominion suppressed this information. It may be an understatement. Who’s checking?
Help us reach our goal: Permanent shutdown of Millstone.
Millstone’s Units 2 and 3 (Unit 1 is already permanently shut down) are the same vintage as Indian Point’s and suffer the same problems of aging and decades of cost-cutting.
Find out how you can help us reach this goal: email us at