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Borgia Calls for Hiring of Entergy Employees to Assist in Indian Point Decommissioning

Has Introduced Resolution Calling for Roughly 1000 Employees to Stay on the Job

(WHITE PLAINS, NY) Board of Legislators Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining, Croton-on-Hudson, Cortlandt, Briarcliff Manor, Peekskill) is hard at work ensuring that the Board of Legislators do everything they can to assist the residents of the community most effected by the shutdown of Indian Point.

As a part of this effort, Borgia recently introduced a resolution, which if confirmed by the full Board, would resolve that “…the Westchester County Board of Legislators believes that the approximately one thousand local Entergy employees should be hired to assist with the decommissioning process of the Indian Point nuclear power plant and the economic redevelopment of the area.” The first committee meeting on this bill was held on Monday, June 5th.

“This measure is a first step in our board’s efforts to mitigate the economic, social, and environmental impacts of Indian Point Energy Center closing,” said Borgia. “The decommissioning process will take skilled workers who have an intimate knowledge of the plant – we have the talent right in our backyard and it’s in everyone’s best interest to utilize it.”

Majority Leader Borgia is a member of Governor Cuomo’s Indian Point Decommissioning Task Force that will be meeting periodically to discuss and take action on issues related to this process. The first meeting of the Indian Point Closure Task Force took place on Wednesday, May 31st at Cortlandt Town Hall. The inaugural task force meeting was focused on mapping out the scope and goals of the Task Force while presenting on crucial issues related to the planned closure.

“It is no secret that the shutdown of operations will result in a loss of tax revenue for the local school districts, municipalities, and likely result in job loss for the surrounding area. This is precisely why we need to work with every level of government to advocate for the best solutions for the Cortlandt community and all of Westchester,” concluded Borgia.

Click here for Majority Leader Borgia’s Indian Point Resolution


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