New Paltz joins the battle, the Daily Freeman reported on March 2nd. The town passed a resolution in late February urging GE to “achieve a more extensive clean-up” of PCBs it dumped from 1947 and 1977. Read more.
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.
The Daily Freeman reports that the Town of Hurley voted for a resolution on Feb. 23rd urging GE to expand its clean-up efforts. The town wrote that the “continued presence of PCBs” in the river has “terminated or significantly damaged a number of formerly robust industries,” including the fishing industry. Read more.