Media Advisory

Critical Public Health and Safety Impacts of

Decommissioning Indian Point • Expert Forum Series


Ellen Weininger, Grassroots Environmental Education 

(914) 422-3141 (O) or (646) 210-0200 

Judy Allen, United for Clean Energy 

845-528-6643 (H), 914 382-1193 (C) 

What: First in a Series of Public Health and Safety Experts Forums

When: ThursdayJanuary 26, 2023 at 4:00 PM EST 

Where: Zoom Registration: 


• Introduction by New York State Senator Peter Harckham, Chair of the Senate  Environmental Conservation Committee 

• Moderated by Alfred Meyer, Physicians for Social Responsibility – NY 

• Dr. Helen Caldicott, Acclaimed author, Nobel laureate and co-founder of  Physicians for Social Responsibility, discussing nuclear facilities’ impacts on  human health 

• Eric Epstein, Three Mile Island Alert, Inc. discussing independent, state-of-the art, radiation air monitoring around nuclear facilities 

• Diane Turco, Director of Cape Downwinders, Cape Cod, MA, discussing the  release of radioactive wastewater and impacts on her community 

Background: This forum series presents experts in their respective fields addressing  important aspects of public health and safety that should be considered in  decommissioning a nuclear facility and the handling of nuclear waste. 

Holtec International, the owner of the Indian Point nuclear facility conducting  decommissioning operations, is seeking to discharge one million gallons of radioactive  wastewater into the Hudson River from which seven municipalities source their drinking  water and others rely on as a backup source. 

Event Co-Sponsors: Grassroots Environmental Education, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater,  Physicians for Social Responsibility-NY, Safe Energy Rights Group, Sierra Club Atlantic  Chapter, Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group, United for Clean Energy, Upper Nyack Green  Committee, WESPAC.

Suzannah Glidden
United for Clean Energy
(914) 485-1052