DEC: $1.7M to clear away GE mess

The Times Union reported on Feb. 25: "A planned PCB pollution cleanup at the General Electric plant in Fort Edward will cost $1.7 million, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said.

"Part of the plan calls for leaving some pollution in place to purportedly diminish in toxicity over time, with a DEC spokesman saying it is difficult to predict how much pollution could be left behind or how much its toxicity could diminish over the years.

"Last week, DEC unveiled a cleanup plan for a portion of the 32-acre plant near a discharge pipe into the Hudson River where PCBs remain entombed in groundwater within the bedrock." Read more.

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  • Bryndis Hlodversdottir
    published this page in News 2015-03-11 22:53:59 -0400