The following municipalities have passed resolutions opposing the dumping of radioactive water into the Hudson River:
City of Beacon
Town of Clarkstown
Village of Croton-on-Hudson
Village of Dobbs Ferry
Village of Irvington
Town of Mamaroneck
Town of Orangetown
City of Peekskill
Town of Stony Point
Village of Tarrytown
Village of Rhinebeck
Town of Rhinebeck
Village of Wesley Hills
Local 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 accelerate its plans to dump radioactive wastewater into the Hudson from August to May 4th!!
Update: On April 13, 2023 the NYS Decommissioning Oversight Board announced Holtec's decision to pause its discharge plans for May.
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.
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.
"RESOLVED, the Legislature of Rockland County hereby demands that all relevant offices and agencies, including the Office of the Governor, the New York State Public Service Commission, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board, and any others involved in decommissioning Indian Point actually do something about protecting the public safety and the environment..."