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New York Bans Release of Radioactive Water from Decommissioned Nuclear Plant

HeadlineAug 21, 2023

Here in New York, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill banning the release of nuclear wastewater into the Hudson River. The legislation came after campaigning by activists and local communities to stop Holtec International, the owner of the decommissioned Indian Point nuclear facility, from dumping 1 million gallons of radioactive water into the Hudson. The group Food & Water Watch celebrated the law for “prioritizing public health and the environment over corporate expediency,” adding, “Today, we celebrate the power of our communities over corporations.”

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