Editorial: Cuomo wants GE no matter the price

Record Online reported this weekend: " Three groups dedicated to keeping the Hudson River clean — Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson and Clearwater — expressed alarm last week at what they say are misleading numbers used by the federal government and General Electric about the levels of carcinogens in fish.
Nothing to worry about, GE says. We agree, says the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Three groups charged with detecting damage to the river that would harm the public — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the state Department of Environmental Conservation, collectively known as the Hudson River Natural Resources Trustees — say that contaminants dumped into the Hudson and being dredged from it have caused harm elsewhere. At least three and possibly more upstate towns have contaminated groundwater as a result of the polychlorinated biphenyls and other chemicals that GE disposed of in the river for decades, the trustees reported last week."  Read more here.

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  • published this page in News 2015-09-13 11:02:37 -0400