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Join Our Fight to Protect Hudson River Fish from Indian Point!

July 22, 2014: 2:00PM to 7:00PM
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IndianPoint-June-2014-crLeahRae_9822-450 On July 22, 2014, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will hold a public comment hearing session to receive public comments on DEC Staff’s proposal to require permanent annual forced fish protection outages as a possible alternative to building a closed–cycle cooling system at the Indian Point Nuclear power plant. Two public comment hearing sessions will be held at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tell the DEC how much you value the Hudson River, with this simple message:

· Support Riverkeeper and DEC Staff’s finding that closed-cycle cooling must be built at Indian Point, in order to fully protect striped bass, American Shad, river herring and other key Hudson River fish that have suffered decades of abuse from the water intakes and hot water discharges at this outdated, unnecessary nuclear plant.

· As an alternative, support permanent outages, but only if they cover all relevant spawning seasons for Hudson River fish and thus provide the same level of protection to the Hudson as closed-cycle cooling. There is no room for compromise or half measures when it comes to protecting and restoring our river!

You can also file written comments, but they must be submitted by Friday, July 11.

Send comments to Administrative Law Judge Maria E. Villa, NYSDEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, New York 12233-1550.

Comments you make at the public meeting on July 22 are as good as written comments, and will go into the formal record of this permit case. That’s why it’s critically important for you to come out and support our fight to end the damage inflicted on the Hudson from Indian Point.

Make your voice heard. Send in your comments and turn out to the public hearing. Permanent outages are another powerful arrow in the state’s quiver, along with requiring closed-cycle cooling, that will force Entergy to comply with the law and address Indian Point’s unrelenting impacts to the Hudson.

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