Attorney General James Releases Statement on Legislation to Protect New York’s Waterways

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation (S6893/A7208) sponsored by State Senator Pete Harckham and Assemblymember Dana Levenberg that would prohibit the discharge of radioactive wastewater from the decommissioned Indian Point nuclear power plant into the Hudson River:

“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.”