Ban on Radioactive Wastewater Discharge Nuclear Plant Applauded

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Albany, NY (WNY News Now) – New York Attorney General Letitia James commends the enactment of legislation barring the release of radioactive wastewater emphasizing the commitment to safeguarding the environment and community health.

In response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s signing of legislation (S6893/A7208), sponsored by State Senator Pete Harckham and Assemblymember Dana Levenberg, aimed at prohibiting the discharge of radioactive wastewater from the decommissioned Indian Point nuclear power plant into the Hudson River, New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a resolute statement.

As the legal custodian of the state’s environmental integrity, Attorney General James affirmed her dedication to this cause, stating, “As Attorney General, I am committed to defending our natural resources and protecting the health of our communities. Decommissioning a nuclear power plant is a complex process that must be done safely and carefully. This new law demonstrates that the voices and concerns of New Yorkers were heard, and my office will continue to monitor this process to ensure that it is legal and is done in a way that protects our shared environment.”


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