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New York Lawmakers Urge Governor to Sign the "Save the Hudson Bill"

Indian Point Decommissioned Nuclear Power Plant.

OSSINING – Seven state Assembly members from Westchester County have sent a letter to Governor Hochul calling on her to sign legislation that would prohibit radioactive wastewater discharges from the decommissioned Indian Point power plant into the Hudson River.

The measure was spearheaded in the Assembly by Dana Levenberg and in the Senate by Pete Harckham.

The Assembly bill passed 101 to 44 and the Senate version passed unanimously.

The Assembly members signing on to the letter to the governor are Gary Pretlow of Mount Vernon, Amy Paulin of Scarsdale, Steve Otis of Rye, Nader Sayegh of Yonkers, Chris Burdick of Bedford, MaryJane Shimsky of Dobbs Ferry and Levenberg of Ossining. All seven are Democrats.

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it is perfectly safe and a common practice for treated nuclear waste to be discharged into the nation’s waterways.

Source: Mid-Hudson News

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