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6:53 am
Wed June 4, 2014

NRC To Hold Public Meeting On Indian Point Safety Review

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There is a public meeting Wednesday evening in Westchester County on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s annual safety review of Indian Point.

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Hudson Valley News
10:45 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Enviro Groups To Hold Crude Oil Forum In Newburgh

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NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) and (WAMC) — Environmental groups concerned about expanded crude oil transportation along the Hudson River are holding a forum Monday evening for local residents.

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New York News
4:52 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

NY, 6 Communities Agree On Sewage Cleanup Plan

DEC presser at Jenning's Landing - Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is at the podium, Commissioner Joe Martens directly behind her.
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Sewage pollution in the Hudson River at Albany will be reduced under a $136 million plan announced Thursday by New York State environmental regulators, the city of Albany and five other surrounding communities. 

A cleaner future for the Hudson River in 15 years? Officials say it's do-able. Under an agreement with the Department of Environmental Conservation, a coalition of six communities will upgrade sewer systems to reduce discharges of storm water-diluted sewage after heavy rain.

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New York News
4:52 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

NY Says Company Will Clean PCBs From Lower Hudson

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Atlantic Richfield Co. has agreed to clean up PCB-contaminated soils and Hudson River sediment in Westchester County in a project New York conservation officials estimate will cost more than $250 million.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says the consent order with ARCO is for the Harbor at Hastings site where its predecessor company, Anaconda Wire & Cable Co., released polychlorinated biphenyls and metals into the soil, groundwater and river sediment from manufacturing operations.

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New York News
12:59 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Dredging Study: No Need To Expand

GE Spokesman Mark Behan
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Results of a study requested by New York state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and released late Friday show no need for General Electric to voluntarily expand dredging that's already under way in a portion of the upper Hudson River contaminated with PCBs.

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Hudson Valley News
10:40 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

NYS DOS Comment Period On Coastal Zone Policies For Indian Point Soon Ends

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The comment period regarding New York State certification of coastal zone policies for the Indian Point nuclear power plant ends next week. An environmental group that wants Indian Point shut down contends the plant violates these policies while an Indian Point spokesman says the plant remains in compliance.

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Hudson Valley News
7:10 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Riverkeeper Alleges Two Violations Amid Bridge Construction

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An environmental group in the Hudson Valley has put the New York State Thruway Authority on notice concerning two alleged violations during construction of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge.  One allegation involves monitoring an endangered fish species.

Westchester County-based Riverkeeper recently filed a notice of intent to sue the state Thruway Authority, Tappan Zee Constructors, and one of the contractors under the Clean Water Act. Here’s Riverkeeper’s Hudson River Program Director Phillip Musegaas.

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Hudson Valley News
2:35 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Alec Baldwin Hosts Panel On Indian Point

NYS Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, Alec Baldwin
Credit Dorice Arden Madronero

Actor Alec Baldwin hosted a panel Friday evening in Rockland County on the Indian Point nuclear power plant. A state assemblywoman and the president of an environmental group were among those on the panel, calling for the shutdown of Indian Point.

The panel discussion, “Driving Without a License: Indian Point at the Crossroads,” was presented by the nonprofit Radiation and Public Health Project, with which Alec Baldwin has been connected for some time. However, Baldwin says this marks his first activist role specifically pertaining to Westchester-based Indian Point.

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Hudson Valley News
1:14 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Alec Baldwin To Host Panel About Indian Point

Actor Alec Baldwin is hosting a panel discussion Friday evening in New York’s Rockland County. The event is presented by the Radiation and Public Health Project. The topic is the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

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Hudson Valley News
4:20 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

NYS Senate Committee To Hear About Contingency Plans For Indian Point

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A New York state senate committee next week will hold a hearing about a contingency plan if the Indian Point nuclear power plant were to be shut down. The committee’s chairman has concerns about the proposed plan, but does not want to see the plant closed. An environmental group does.

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