Rockland County passes resolution against dumping radioactive water in Hudson River
Rockland County is now the second in the Hudson Valley to unanimously pass a resolution against dumping radioactive water in the Hudson River.
Officials say Holtec International, the company in charge of decommissioning Indian Point, wants to dump 1 million gallons of toxic wastewater from spent fuel pools into the Hudson River.
That water has several contaminants that can lead to cancer when inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin in large amounts.
Rockland and Westchester officials are calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) and relevant agencies to stop Holtec International from dumping toxic waste into the Hudson River.
A Holtec spokesperson says the discharge is run through filtration to ensure bad material is taken out - and it's all done with set limits and permits.