Westchester lawmakers pass resolution against dumping radioactive water in the Hudson

The county says it's the first Hudson Valley municipality to oppose a proposal from Holtec International – the company tasked to decommission Indian Point.

News 12 Staff

Mar 7, 2023, 10:37 PM

Updated 412 days ago

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Westchester County legislators unanimously passed a resolution against dumping radioactive water in the Hudson River.
The county says it's the first Hudson Valley municipality to oppose a proposal from Holtec International – the company tasked to decommission Indian Point.
The county says that company planned to dump a million gallons of toxic wastewater from the nuclear plant into the river.
Westchester leaders say that waste has contaminants like tritium, which can cause cancer when inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin in large quantities.
Many of the people involved say they expect similar resolutions from other municipalities, but they want to see Gov. Kathy Hochul take bigger action to stop corporate polluters.
News 12 has reached out to Holtec for its reaction to the vote.


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