Protect Our River
and Our Children
Thanks to your efforts, Governor Hochul has signed the bill to prohibit the dumping of radioactive wastewater into the Hudson River. Now what?
The Stop Holtec Coalition thanks Governor Hochul for signing the "Save the Hudson" bill and also thanks Assembly Member Dana Levenberg and Senator Pete Harckham for their strong leadership in sponsoring the bill to protect the health of our communities and our vibrant Hudson Valley economy.
The enactment of this bill is an important first step. Now it's time for New York State to develop a responsible, comprehensive and transparent state-led plan that includes safe and secure onsite waste management and storage, robust investigative wastewater testing, ecosystem assessment and monitoring and other critical measures.
United for Clean Energy
Indian Point Safe Energy Group
Safe Energy Rights Group
Grassroots Environmental Education
Food and Water Watch
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter
Mothers Out Front
Westchester for Change
Watch the Aug. 23 Press Conference
BACKGROUND:The Hudson River is a tidal estuary, flowing in both directions, from New York Harbor to the Troy dam and is the primary water supply for more than 100,000 people in seven municipalities while other communities along the river rely on it as a backup water source. It is also a prime destination for fishing, boating and tourism. The nearby Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School is located less than 4000 feet from Indian Point site where decommissioning activities could be exposing the students to radioactive contaminants.
A strong coalition of organizations and communities groups opposed Holtec's plan to dump radioactive wastewater from Indian Point into the Hudson River.
Counties and municipalitiesalso adopted resolutions opposing Holtec's plan.
Resolutions, Information and Links
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