Green Street Radio
Gas Pipelines and Nuclear Power? with Paul Blanch
Updated: May 16, 2019
Why not put a big natural gas pipeline right next to an old nuclear power plant that sits near a known seismic fault line? What could possibly go wrong?
Spectra Energy has applied for permission to install a giant new 42-inch gas pipeline right next to the Indian Point nuclear power plant. It’s part of their AIM Pipeline Expansion Project to help gas companies to export natural gas overseas. Current federal regulations require a distance of ten miles between a gas pipeline of this size and a nuclear facility, so why is the approval process is rolling along without a hitch?
On this edition of Green Street, we talk with nuclear engineer Paul Blanch, who has been a consultant to New York State and has worked at Indian Point. Find out who’s protecting the health and safety of the residents of Westchester County – and for that matter, all of the NY metro area – and what you can do to help avert what could be one of the greatest nuclear disasters in modern history.