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Fall 2019 Regional Nuclear Decommissioning Forum

October 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Please share widely: Important Fall 2019 Regional Nuclear Decommissioning Forum

Please join Clearwater on Thursday, October 10, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Rd., Montrose, NY 10548. The forum is sponsored by NYS Senator Peter Harckham, NYS Assemblymember Sandy Galef, who will offer welcoming remarks, and Westchester County Legislator Catherine Borgia, who will moderate a panel of representatives of Nuclear Reactor Communities, including Mayor Billy McKinney from Zion, IL, Ret. Admiral Len Hering from San Onofre, CA, Janet Tauro from Oyster Creek, and others — each sharing their first-hand experience with the decommissioning of closed or closing nuclear reactors. A panel of experts on nuclear waste storage and decommissioning issues will follow. With Indian Point Unit-2 scheduled to close next year and Unit-3 in 2021, this timely informational meeting will bring important relevant knowledge and experience to local, county, state and federal elected officials and other decision-makers.  

The event is free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required, as space is limited.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019DecomForum    

Fall 2019 Regional Nuclear Decommissioning Forum:

Thursday, October 10, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Hendrick Hudson Free Library,
185 Kings Ferry Rd., Montrose, NY 10548

Welcoming Remarks: NYS Assemblymember Sandy Galef
Westchester County Executive, George Latimer (invited)

Panel of Representatives of Nuclear Reactor Communities:  

Moderator: Catherine Borgia, Westchester County Legislator.  Panelist will be asked about the status of decommissioning at the facilities in their community, the size and use of the Decommissioning Trust Fund, the effectiveness of the Citizen Advisory Board (CAB) or Panel (CAP), Emergency Planning after closure, and related topics – with emphasis on what worked and what did not.  Seth Tuler, Research Fellow, Social and Environmental Research Institute, will provide a report on Citizen Advisory Boards (CAB), Oversight Boards (COB) and Panels (NDCAP).

●      Oyster Creek, NJ — Janet Tauro, Clean Water Action of NJ

●      Pilgrim, MA – Mary Lampert, Pilgrim Watch (teleconference)

●      Three Mile Island – Eric Epstein, Three Mile Island Alert

●      VT Yankee, Yankee Rowe, Maine Yankee — Deb Katz, Citizen Awareness Network (teleconference)

●      Zion, IL –  Mayor Billy McKinney, City of Zion

●      San Onofre, CA – Rear Admiral Len Hering, Sr. USN (Ret.), safety expert (teleconference).

Panel of Experts on Decommissioning Issues:

o   Casks, Canisters & High Burnup Fuel – Robert Alvarez, Senior Scholar, Institute for Policy Studies

o   Transportation of Casks to CIS or other repository – Marvin Resnikoff, Senior Associate, Radioactive Waste Management Associates

o   Radiation Monitoring — Eric Epstein of EFMR Monitoring Group

o   Decommissioning Trust Funds – Robert Alvarez will cover this topic

o   Legislative Update – Diane D’Arrigo or Tim Judson (pending)

Q & A:   Moderator: Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc.

Overview of Decommissioning Companies:   Holtec, Orano and Energy Solutions; White Paper/Backgrounder will be provided.

Sponsors: Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, NYS Assemblymember Sandy Galef, NYS Senator Peter Harckham, Westchester County Legislator Catherine Borgia and others.

Invitees: Federal, State, County and Local Elected and Appointed Officials, including members of the State and Local Indian Point Closure Task Forces and the NDCAP. Open to public at no charge. Invitations will be extended to key stakeholders and decision-makers, and to the media.

Registration is required at:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019DecomForum

For further information:: Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater: [email protected]   845-265-8080 x 7113  

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Many thanks,


Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc.
724 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY 12508
845-265-8080 x 7113 Fax: 845-831-2821
845-807-1270 (cell)
845-687-9253 (home office)


October 10, 2019
1:00 pm