Environmental groups and Hudson River communities say GE must remove more sediment

Poughkeepsie Journal reports: "Billy Diaz says he enjoys fishing along the Hudson River. The 55-year-old Beacon resident comes out each spring when striped bass make their spawning run up the river. "I'd rather be at the river than going to work," he said as he cast his line at Long Dock Park Wednesday.

But Diaz admitted he was unaware of health advisories on fish that have long been in place here primarily due to contamination from polychlorinated biphenyls, more commonly known as PCBs.

Diaz is one reason why a coalition of environmental groups and 56 counties and communities are renewing a call on General Electric Co. to remove additional PCB-contaminated sediment above and beyond what is outlined in its 2002 Superfund agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency." Read more on Poughkeepsie Journal.


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