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Hochul signs bill banning radioactive release into Hudson River

Aug 18, 2023 1:08 pm

Luke Parsnow reports for New York State of Politics that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill that bans the dumping of radiological waste from the Indian Point Energy Center nuclear plant into the Hudson River. Hochul said, “The Hudson River is one of New York’s landmark natural treasures, and it’s critical we stand together to protect it for generations to come.... My administration remains committed to protecting the economic vitality of the region and working closely with local communities who have advocated so passionately for this cause.” The only opponents of the bill were a labor union that represents workers at the Westchester County site and the owner of Indian Point, who said the measure is unnecessary and could cost jobs. When it was open, Indian Point routinely dumped radiological waste into the Hudson River, as other nuclear plants around the country do in different bodies of water. Indian Point had been delaying a planned release because of opposition throughout the Hudson Valley. Luke Parsnow reports for New York State of Politics

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