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The following municipalities have passed resolutions opposing the dumping of radioactive water into the Hudson River:

Westchester County

Rockland County

Ulster County

Village of Ardsley

City of Beacon

Town of Clarkstown

Town of Cortlandt
Village of Croton-on-Hudson

Village of Dobbs Ferry

Town of Greenburgh

Village of Hastings-on-Hudson

Town of Haverstraw

Hudson River Drinking Water    Inter-municipal Council

Village of Irvington

City of Kingston

Village of Mamaroneck

Town of Mamaroneck

City of Newburgh

Town of New Castle

Town of North Salem
Town of Orangetown

Town of Ossining

Village of Ossining

City of Peekskill

Town of Philipstown

Village of Port Chester
Town Ramapo

Village of Rhinebeck

Town of Rhinebeck

Town of Saugerties

Village of Sleepy Hollow

Town of Stony Point

Village of Tarrytown

Village of Wesley Hills

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Elected Officials are United: No Contamination of the Hudson River! 

Instead of seeking (and paying for) safer alternate methods to handle and dispose of the radioactive waste from the former nuclear power facility at Indian Point, Holtec International, the company decommissioning the facility, has notified the NYS Decommissioning Oversight Board that it plans to discharge radioactive wastewater from the fuel pools into the Hudson River this summer."


Update: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) representative at the NYS Decommissioning Oversight Board meeting on July 31 stated that the NRC is   ready to allow Holtec to discharge radioactive wastewater in September, before receiving complete results of the wastewater testing.  It takes approximately 3 months to assess the presence of Strontium-90, a radionuclide that is easily absorbed into plant and animal tissue and is linked to bone cancer and leukemia. Read the letter to Governor Hochul from the Westchester delegation of the NYS Assembly. Read the press release


The Save the Hudson bill S6893(Harckham)/A7208(Levenberg) passed unanimously (63-0) in the NYS Senate and in the NYS Assembly (100-44).   The bill prohibits discharging radioactive waste into the Hudson River. Governor Hochul needs to immediately sign it into law before Holtec starts discharging into the Hudson this summer. 

Read the letter from NYS Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer. 

How many residents of New York will become ill or develop life-threatening illness because of this exposure is unknown. However, as noted epidemiologist Dr. David Carpenter has stated, "If a substance causes cancer, there is no amount of it that does not cause cancer." In other words, dilution IS NOT the solution to pollution. 

Comments of Westchester CE George Latimer 

Across New York State, public officials recognize the serious health, environmental and economic impacts of Holtec's plan for New Yorkers from NYC and the Hudson Valley region, impacting real estate, recreation, tourism, a vital ecosystem and water supply. They are passing resolutions and demanding that state officials stop the intentional contamination of the river.

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Grassroots' work on energy issues is made possible in part by a grant from the Park Foundation.

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