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Governor Kathy Hochul of New York has signed the "Save the Hudson" legislation (S.6893/A.7208) into law, aimed at protecting the economic vitality of the Hudson River Region. This law restricts the discharge of radiological substances into the Hudson River in connection with the decommissioning of a nuclear power plant, specifically the Indian Point facility. The legislation is designed to safeguard communities in New York's Hudson Valley region and represents a response to plans by Holtec International to dispose of over a million gallons of radioactive wastewater into the Hudson River as part of Indian Point’s decommissioning process. The state government, under Governor Hochul, intends to work closely with federal regulators, Holtec, local officials, and the State's Decommissioning Oversight Board to identify feasible and environmentally safe alternatives for wastewater disposal, with a goal of continuing the decommissioning process in a way that preserves jobs and ensures prompt and thorough site cleanup.

This legislation is a historic environmental victory for the state and a significant step toward protecting the health of communities and the Hudson River ecosystem.