New Paltz joins other area towns in calling for more Hudson River dredging by General Electric

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.

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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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Hurley Town Board endorses effort for wider PCB cleanup of Hudson River

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.

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