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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: Thursday, January 26th 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, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County