March 9: Croton on Hudston to Indian Point

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Mayor Leo A. W. Wiegman comes out to support IPSEC and a Nuclear Free Future

This morning the two walks converged at Croton on Hudson for a press conference and short gathering before marching on to Indian Point Nuclear Facility.

About 50 people turned up for the event which was organized by the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition in conjunction with Grafton Peace Pagoda and the New England Peace Pagoda.

The mayor offered his support and made all participants honorary peace walkers and honorary citizens of Croton on Hudson.

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Next up was a presentation by Maurice Enis and his fiance Jamie Plym, two former Navy sailors who were irradiated in their time serving off the coast of Japan. The two of them explained what it’s like now without any insurance since they honorably separated from the Navy, and their serious health ailments.

They will be coming to Stony Point Center tomorrow afternoon after the walk to share their story during the “Fukushima Fallout” conference [http://www.ipsecinfo.org/].

After the gathering at Croton on Hudston train station the group walked down about 6 miles to the Indian Point Nuclear Reactor where they had a vigil and offered peace cranes before gathering in a circle for a short ceremony.

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Walking to Indian Point

The walk route has been changed tomorrow. Rather than beginning at Indian Point Nuclear Reactor, the walk will begin at First Presbyterian Church on 34 S. Highland Ave in Ossning, NY.
Sorry for any inconvenience, this route is much safer.

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Vigil at Indian Point

Feb. 17 Seabrook

Sunday
A cold and windy morning when the walkers left Amherst, MA and drove to Seabrook New Hampshire, home of Seabrook Nuclear Reactor.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter leaving Seabrook the walk shuttled ahead to Amesbury MA where they walked a short distance from the center of town to the Amesbury Friends Meetinghouse.

On the road to the Meeting there was a small gallery that had up an exhibit commemorating the 50th year of JFK’s assassination during President’s Day.

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Local artists welcomed the walk warmly and graciously before we departed for the Meetinghouse.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStop by their gallery to check out the JFK exhibit!
The walk continued on to the Meeting.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAafter a lovely potluck offered by members of the Meeting and community we heard “America’s Secret Chernobyl” presentation by Charmaine and stayed the evening at the Meeting. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe walk leaves Amesbury for Newburyport to walk into Ipswich.