100+ Groups To Gov. Hochul: Protect Hudson River, Stop Radioactive Waste Dumping

From Food and Water Watch -- Today, 138 groups representing hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, sent a letter to Governor Hochul, organized by the Stop Holtec Coalition, urging her to stop Holtec International’s plan to dump one million gallons of radioactive wastewater into the Hudson River. A public hearing on the Indian Point decommissioning process is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25.

In the letter, the groups called for Governor Hochul to support the prompt passage of S05181/A05338 to stop radioactive wastewater dumping statewide, and called for on-site storage of Holtec’s toxic waste. In less than two months, 21 municipalities including 4 counties have passed resolutions or written letters in opposition to Holtec’s dumping plan, and nearly half a million people have signed a petition against the discharges.

“Holtec’s ploy is ludicrously dangerous — and it’s on Governor Hochul to stop the dump,” said Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch. “Years after activists successfully halted the nuclear threat in the Hudson Valley, we are called to arms yet again to defend precious water resources from industry’s expediency. Governor Hochul must listen to the people, and do everything in her power to keep radioactive waste out of our water. That means passing S05181/A05338.”

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