October 28, 2021
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the State has awarded $15 million for local infrastructure projects, job training, decommissioning monitoring, and environmental research in the host communities of the former Indian Point nuclear power plant. The awards were made possible by New York's legal settlement with Entergy, the former owner of Indian Point, as part of its 2017 agreement to close the aging nuclear power plant.
"This funding is part of a comprehensive approach to ensure that Indian Point's closure does not translate to a lack of investment in the region," said Governor Hochul. "My administration is committed to working with unions and local leaders for a transition that strengthens the local economy, treats workers fairly, and protects the environment of New York State."
"I thank Governor Hochul for accelerating these awards,"
Chair of the Indian Point Closure Task Force Tom Congdon said.
"We can now maximize other funds coming into the region, help workers affected by the plant's closure, continue critical research on the Hudson River that was at risk of interruption, and provide more financial certainty to the impacted local governments that need to plan for large infrastructure projects."
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