CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- The fact the Indian Point nuclear power facility in Buchanan currently is operating without a license will be the subject of a panel discussion from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Rockland Community College's Performing Arts Theatre.
The discussion, “Indian Point Driving Without a License,” will focus on the power available to replace Indian Point, why Indian Point is operating without a license and about a new citizen science radiation and disease monitoring program.
It will be led by actor Alec Baldwin, a longtime advocate and supporter of the Radiation and Public Health Project, whose “Tooth Fairy Study” led President John F. Kennedy to ban above-ground nuclear testing.
The panel also includes:
Joseph Mangano, Epidemiologist/ Director of RPHP
Ellen Jaffee, state Assemblywoman
Paul Gallay, Hudson Riiverkeeper
Dr. Erik Larsen, Hosptial Emergency Room Director
Connie Coker, Ex-Rockland County Legislator/ MidWife
The event includes a cocktail hour, followed by the panel discussion and concluding with a benefit dinner at 8 p.m.
It is co-sponsored by Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, Rockland Water Coalition, Washington Spectator, ROSA for Rockland and PHASE.
For information and tickets, visit radiation.org. Tickets for cocktails are $100 and tickets for the dinner are $250.
Rockland Community College is located at 45 College Road in Suffern.