Rally calls on Gov. Hochul to sign bill to ban Holtec from dumping radioactive waste into Hudson
A rally was held in White Plains calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign legislation that would make it illegal for Holtec International to dump gallons of radioactive waste in the Hudson River.
The Save The Hudson bill passed through the state Legislature with bipartisan support.
A rally organized by the Food and Water Watch took place outside of the Westchester County Center, where the Hochul administration was scheduled to host an Environmental Bond Act educational listening tour.
Some who attended the rally hope to get Hochul's signature sooner rather than later because Holtec International could begin dumping the waste into the river as early as next month.
A spokesperson from Holtec International said in a statement that they "believe the scientific facts show that discharge to the river is the safest option for dealing with the processed and treated water."
Some officials think Holtec's plan could still create unsafe conditions for New Yorkers who benefit from the Hudson River.
News 12 reached out to the governor's office but has not heard back.