RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO THE DISCHARGE OF CONTAMINATED WATER INTO THE HUDSON RIVER
The City/Town/Village of_______________ strongly opposes the plan to release over a million gallons of contaminated water from the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant site into the Hudson River.
To date there has been no specific reporting of the radionuclide contents of this water which is heavily contaminated from the storage of spent nuclear fuel. Pre-release filtration to remove these isotopes has been presented as a solution to reduce the content of these carcinogenic contaminants to a level “as low as reasonably achievable; however the National Academy of Science has indicated that there is no verifiable safe level of these isotopes when they are ingested or inhaled. In addition, such pre-release treatment will not remove tritium, also carcinogenic, from the water.
Any contaminants in the Hudson present the risk of entering the food chain. There are community members who depend on fish from the river as a food source. In addition, there are seven communities upriver who source their drinking water from the Hudson. Since the River is an estuary that flows from south to north as well as from north to south, this fact must be considered. In addition, the river serves as a source of recreational activities and represents an economic resource that will be endangered by this reckless action.