Action Alert Update – Holtec
April 14th, 2023
Two weeks ago, Holtec accelerated their timeline for discharging radioactive wastewater up to May 4th. Last night, Holtec made the right decision to postpone the planned release of radioactive water into the Hudson River! Thank you for sounding the alarm on an issue so important to all of us.
This win happened because state and local officials, advocacy organizations, and individual community members used their collective voice to protect one of the most treasured resources in our communities. When the Hudson River was near death, our founders’ approach to stewardship was simple: unite ordinary people to protect it because together we have the power to make positive change. As dedicated Hudson River advocates for over 50 years, we know the fight to protect it will not stop with one victory.
Clearwater encourages Holtec and the Indian Point Decommissioning Board to engage in meaningful discussion with priority communities surrounding the site and take into primary account the natural ecology of the Hudson River. The work to protect the Hudson is far from over, as evidenced by Holtec’s attempted rush to release radioactive wastewater. New York has the opportunity to set the standard for protecting our waterways while decommissioning a nuclear plant. You can help make dream that a reality.
You have a chance to make your voices heard again! On April 25th, the Indian Point Decommissioning Board Public Statement Hearing will take place at 6:00pm, and on April 27th there will be a rally before the meeting of the DOB at 4:30pm.
Grassroots advocacy is a powerful force for change, it will take all of us to do the essential work of protecting the Hudson. Your participation in that belief helped Clearwater and other Hudson River advocates restore the Hudson from a toxic waste dump to the majestic resource flowing through the communities of hundreds of millions today.
As we grow the ranks of advocates for this invaluable resource, we need your support to hold accountable those whose actions have harmed the Hudson.
We Still Need to Take Action!
Offer your comments at the Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board Public Statement Hearing on 4/25, at 6:00pm. Click here to find out how.
Attend a rally on 4/27 before the DOB meeting, outside the Cortlandt Town Hall from 4:30pm to 5:30pm to protest the proposed discharge of radioactive water into the Hudson. The DOB Meeting will take place from 6:00-9:00pm.
Attend the Rally to Save the River by Opposing Holtec Discharge of Radioactive Water into the Hudson on Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm at Cortlandt Waterfront Park.
Call and email your NYS Senator and Assemblymember and urge them to support the S.5181/A.5338
- Find Your Senator: https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator
- Find Your Assembly Member: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/
Learn more about the risks unsafe decommissioning practices pose to local communities and the Hudson River by watching recent educational forums convened by Clearwater and our allies. Learn more and watch the recordings.
To see more of our work regarding Indian Point, click here.
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