On Thursday February 20th at 7:00 pm The Beacon Sloop Club’s 2020 Winter Lecture Series Presents: Ensuring Safe Nuclear Decommissioning w/ Manna Jo Greene. A member of the Indian Point Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel (NDCAP), Manna Jo will discuss environmental and safety issues facing local communities.

As the nuclear plants age, the development of the safest possible decommissioning methods of has become a national issue. Indian Point’s two operating nuclear reactors, IP-2 and IP-3, will be closing in April of 2020 and 2021 respectively, making this a critical issue for residents of the Hudson Valley.

Entergy has applied jointly with Holtec International to transfer the license for Indian Point after closure to Holtec for decommissioning, and if approved Holtec will receive the funds set aside in a Decommissioning Trust Fund. Manna Jo will discuss Holtec’s proposed Post-Shutdown Activities Report (PSDAR) and questions and comments regarding the plan.

Manna Jo Greene, Clearwater’s Environmental Action Director since 2000, was formerly the Recycling Coordinator/Educator for the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency for more than 10 years and a registered Critical Care Nurse for 22 years. She holds an AAS in Nursing, a BA in biology (pre-med) from SUNY/New Paltz, and completed course work toward a Masters in Environmental Sciences at Bard College. A lifelong environmental professional and community activist, Manna avidly supports collaborative land use planning and problem solving. Working to promote sustainable agriculture and green building and landscaping practices, she teaches communities how to integrate environmental preservation, economic prosperity (based on quality of life indicators), and social equity using effective communication. Manna also serves as Ulster County Legislator from District 19, Towns of Rosendale and Marbletown.

This free event will be held at The Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon. For information: www.beaconsloopclub.org , (845) 463-4660, or (914) 879-1082