George Seminara passed away in December 2020. This recording was made in July, 2020. George loved Indian Point and this interview is in honor of him. As he told me: “Thanks for making me immortal.”
George Seminara was born in Queens, New York in 1953. In the late 1970s he worked as plumber before taking a job at New York State Corrections in Ottisville, NY eventually transferring to Greenhaven Prison outside Stormville, NY. George learned about a position at Indian Point through his brother-in-law and started working for ConEdison in 1980. His first assignment was as an Operating Mechanic B for Unit 1. Later he worked in Operations as a Nuclear Plant Operator (1983) before receiving his Reactor Operator license on ConEdison’s Unit 2 in 1989. In 2004, George left the control room and worked with Maintenance and License Extension until 2017. This interview provides in-depth information on: the water plant, shift teams, the integration of Unit 2 and 3, the 1983 strike, relations with environmental groups, and a government cultural resource survey of the site.