Attorney General James Applauds Finalization of Plan to Dismantle and Cleanup Indian Point 

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following statement on the New York State Public Service Commission’s (PSC) approval of an agreement that her office reached in April 2021 with Holtec International and its subsidiaries governing the decommissioning and cleanup of the Indian Point nuclear power facility:

“I have always maintained that the dismantling and cleanup of Indian Point should prioritize the safety and wellbeing of New Yorkers. Today’s approval of the agreement my office reached with Holtec certifies that we can move forward with a decommissioning process that is safe, responsible, thorough, and exceeds stringent federal standards. My office will continue to closely monitor the closure to ensure the protection of New Yorkers.” 

In April 2021, Attorney General James announced that her office reached a provisional agreement with Holtec regarding the decommissioning and cleanup of the Indian Point nuclear power facility in the lower Hudson Valley. That joint proposal, which was approved by the PSC today, was negotiated by the state of New York, local governments, environmental organizations, Entergy — the current owner of Indian Point — and Holtec. The agreement will allow the transfer of ownership of the nuclear power facility to Holtec, which will be responsible for the swift, complete, and safe decommissioning and remediation of the facility and site.