GE dumped into PCBs into the river for decades and plans to leave millions of pounds behind in a partial cleanup. GE must do more and compensate communities for damage
Join us on April 15th at 11.30 a.m. at Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park, Beacon, N.Y. Elected officials will join environmental leaders in calling on General Electric Co. to meet the responsibilities it has beyond the current EPA-mandated PCB cleanup. Please RSVP through our Facebook event.
GE is slated to finish an EPA-ordered cleanup as early as this summer, but will leave behind millions of pounds of health-threatening PCB-contaminated sediments both north and south of the Federal Dam in Troy. That significant pollution will block the river’s recovery and waterfront revitalization for generations. If GE won’t accept responsibility for its toxic legacy, New York State taxpayers will end up paying the bill for the crucial cleanup work.
Directions: Park is on Long Dock Road. From Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, go 1.8 miles south on Route 9D, right on Beekman St., right on Red Flynn Drive then immediate left on Long Dock Road.