NY: URGENT: How to Stop Radioactive Waste from Being Dumped in Our Water. Zoom tonight: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu, Apr 13, 2023
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Should radioactive waste be dumped into the Hudson River, which supports drinking water for local communities and recovering marine ecosystems full of fish and wildlife?
If, like us, you think the answer is NO, **join us for a meeting to discuss how to stop Holtec’s plan to dump one million gallons of radioactive waste into the Hudson River!**
Holtec International, the multi-billion-dollar company in charge of decommissioning the Indian Point nuclear power plant, wants to dump roughly one million gallons of radioactive wastewater into the Hudson River AS SOON AS MAY 4th. The wastewater includes several toxic contaminants including tritium, which if ingested, inhaled or absorbed through the skin in large quantities, can lead to cancer and other health problems.
**We can stop Holtec from moving from dumping its toxic waste but only if we mobilize now and build enough power to convince Governor Hochul and prominent elected leaders to ensure this doesn’t go forward.**
What you can do right now:
Contact your decision makers locally and in Albany Tell them to support the Harckham / Levenberg Bill to stop dumping of contaminated water into the Hudson.
Riverkeeper makes it easy.
If your Albany legislator has already signed on, call the Governor at 877-235-6537.
Call your mayor or town supervisor and ask if your local government has signed the Resolution against Dumping. If not , why not?
***Put the April 27, 4:30 Rally at Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, on your calendar now! We need a big turn out for this rally which is right before the Decommissioning Oversight Board Meeting so that we can show some people power!
MarilynFor those who want the back story:
I have never seen things move this fast in 25 years of organizing!
This is a bipartisan issue. More than 15 municipalities have signed a Resolution in opposition. The Stop Holtec Coalition has held meetings with the office of the AG, DEC and numerous State and Federal legislators. The AG indicates that there is not a basis for a court case given previous rulings that the NRC has jurisdiction on all matters radioactive.
May 4 is the date Holtec has set for dumping part of the tritiated water. Here is an update on strategy for those who want more information.
We need get more legislators to sign on as cosponsors of the Harckham Levenberg Bill which would ban dumping into NY State waterways from decommissioning reactors. Phonebanking is happening Thursday and Friday to call all legislators who have not yet signed on. Let me know if you want to participate.
With lots of cosponsors the bill can quickly get passed and go to the Governor. Once it is on her desk she needs to hear from EVERYBODY that she MUST sign this bill before May 4th. It then becomes a legal matter that goes to court and stops the dumping short term and gives us more time to work for a long term solution. This kind of situation is unprecedented and has national implications for decommissioning reactors.
We need more communities to pass the Resolution against dumping tritated water into the Hudson River. You can find examples of different Resolutions towns have passed on the Decommissioning Update blog at www.ipsecinfo.org. Print one out and send it to your local decision makers. Follow up with a phone call.
*** There will be a rally on April 27 at 4:30 pm prior to the Decommissioning Oversight Board meeting at 1 Heady Street in Cortlandt Manor. This is an all hands on deck event to show our power of opposition. Put it on your calendar now! ****
Things change quickly so stay tuned!