Nov. 3 event will focus on economic impacts

The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and Journal News/ will sponsor a free forum on the economic and job impacts of the scheduled closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in 2021 on Nov. 3 in a forum at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison.

Entitled “When Indian Point Closes: A Regional Forum on Workforce Transition,” the forum will examine worker retention, workforce development, worker retraining/placement and the costs and risks to communities of managing stranded radioactive waste.

It will also present updates from public officials responsible for working through these issues regarding Indian Point, as well as experts who have confronted them in other parts of the country (Oyster Creek in New Jersey, Vermont Yankee, Diablo Canyon in California, and Zion, Illinois) and can share their experiences of what worked and what didn’t.

The forum will be held Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library, which is located at  472 Route 403, at the corner of Route 9D. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Contact Stephen Kent at [email protected] or 914-589-5988.

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