Questioning the cleanup: Hudson River dredging done, but PCB cleanup isn’t, groups say

Troy Record reported: "General Electric Co. is wrapping up work on its estimated $2 billion Hudson River PCB cleanup, but the job isn’t done, environmentalists say.

The global corporation has spent the past six years removing nearly 3 million cubic yards of PCB-laden sediment from a 40-mile stretch of river from Fort Edward to Troy. GE discharged PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), a suspected carcinogen, into the river from plants at Hudson Falls and Fort Edward from the 1940s to 1977.

But environmentalists, citing a recent federal study, say PCB levels were significantly higher than believed and that it will take much longer than originally projected before fish are safe for human consumption." Read more here.

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  • Bryndis Hlodversdottir
    published this page in News 2015-10-02 00:03:24 -0400