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Holtec delays release of radioactive water into Hudson River

Apr 14, 2023 12:59 pm

Thomas C. Zambito reports in the Poughkeepsie Journal that Holtec International now says it will delay the release of radioactive water from reactors at the shuttered Indian Point nuclear power plant into the Hudson River. The company had planned to release the first batch of one million gallons of radiological water into the Hudson River in May. Holtec spokesperson Patrick O’Brien released a statement that said, “While Holtec notes that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ultimate authority over radiological liquid releases at Indian Point and at other sites across the country, we hope this voluntary pause will be viewed positively as an indication of our willingness to work together with the State and with the surrounding community.” Riverkeeper legal director Richard Webster emphasized that his group opposes any release of radioactive material into the Hudson River at any time, saying, "If there is a way to not discharge this stuff into the river let’s do it.” Read more about this story in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

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