FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2015
Statement of Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson
on EPA announcement of beginning of dredging season
The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that General Electric will begin what it says could be its final season of dredging the toxic PCBs the company dumped into the Hudson decades ago. Here is a statement from the Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson, a coalition of environmental groups, civic organizations and individuals calling on GE to clean up more of its PCB hotspots:
“The Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson has urged GE to take on additional restoration dredging to clean up more of the toxic PCBs it dumped into the river. This additional dredging has long been identified by the Natural Resource Trustees as a potential project for the corporation’s next phase of responsibility to the Hudson River.