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Indian Point Energy Center Employee Charged with Grand Larceny

Theodore Kozelka of Tarrytown was charged with grand larceny.

The following information was provided by the New York State Police:

The New York State Police in Cortlandt report the arrest of Mr. Theodore Kozelka, age 33 of Windle Park Tarrytown, NY, for the charge of Grand Larceny in the 2nd degree, a Class C Felony.

This arrest was the result of an intensive investigation following the report of a larceny of an undetermined amount of scrap metals and equipment, which were being stored on the grounds of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, located in Buchanan. 

The theft of these items is believed to have occurred between the months of July and December of 2012, and was subsequently reported to the New York State Police earlier this week by representatives of Entergy. 

At this time, Kozelka, a Maintenance Supervisor Employed by Entergy at Indian Point, is accused of stealing a number of different items including large amounts of copper cable and miscellaneous scrap metal. 

While it is unknown what the exact dollar amount of the actual loss is at this time, it is believed to be well over fifty thousand dollars. Kozelka was arraigned in the Village of Buchanan before Judge Daly and remanded to the the Westchester County Jail in lieu of bail to reappear on January 29, 2013. 

The investigation is continuing, and the State Police ask that anyone that may have information regarding this case contact the State Police at 914-788-8044.   

Jay Marcus January 18, 2013 at 07:57 PM
Given the fact that blueprints of Indian Point have been found in the possession of our enemies, let's acknowledge there are likely small groups of terrorists now plotting to attack Indian Point via its vulnerabilities. Given this is life-threatening, let's redirect this conversation away from one fraught with name-calling and bickering? This is not a debate to keep Indian Point open or shut it down! Since the antiquated Indian Point is now open, let's rally behind beefing up its security! These are my 3 recommendations: 1) Under high security, the spent fuel rods should be relocated ASAP to a location far away from Metro New York; 2) Personnel guarding the facility must be retrained and constantly monitored with redundancy; 3) Electronic surveillence needs back-up power generation from batteries and must be 24-7and the latest in high-tech. While nothing is fail-safe, that should not lull us into complacency with the ineptitude that now exists. We must address all the security gaps today, and upgrade it to a capability that can protect agains our enemies who will likely arrive from land and sea (the Hudson River) with powerful rocket propelled grenades, plus sophistication like the Stuxnet computer virus we used to infultrate and destroy Iran's nuclear centrifuges. If we already spend billions of dollars helping to build the Iron Dome over Israel, why don't we protect Americans / New Yorkers / US with the same financial investment and level of sophistication?
Jim McKean January 18, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Jay, these are all very good points; not just about nuclear power, but about the way the discussion is often framed. With global climate change an ever increasing reality, the view of nuclear power as unmitigated evil has become outdated. As has the idea of the 'environmentalist' as some leftist enemy of progress. We're ages past the 'tree-hugger' vs. the 'developers'; after Sandy and the other recent extreme weather we've seen, the only real description that we need to hear from is 'pragmatic realist.' Unfortunately, most of the discussion -- as we have seen in many of the exchanges here -- still resorts to the kind of shrill name-calling and rigid ideology that does no one any good at all. It's too late for that! God, it sounds like some sad geriatric rock band reunion concert. Time grows short -- not to avert the effects of climate change (it's too late for that) -- but even to start to figure out how to mitigate them. In the 70's and 80's, I was an environmentalist; actually, pretty much up until the millennium. Now I just want to salvage some kind of livable world for my kids. Which means putting aside the cant and name-calling and ideological ranting. If you want to do that, go find a discussion on guns and rant away. The problems we are all facing with regard to carbon and climate change require objective, practical analysis -- and solutions.
Dan Harvey January 29, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Folks, you might not realize it, but global warming probably exist. The trouble is, it is not man-made. Nope, sorry. The sun is the cause.
Dan Harvey January 29, 2013 at 11:57 PM
ha ha. Exists. sorry.
Abby Normal January 30, 2013 at 01:57 PM
#Dan, Really? Come on. We keep pumping greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere but we have nothing to do with global warming. Is that the new Republican stand from last year's, "There is no global warming" position?. Dan, I'm not sure what you do for a living but 98% of scientists say that man is causing climate change.

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