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Advocates to Cuomo: Don’t Let GE Leave River

Posted on September 15, 2015

By Paul Post, The Record Business

Environmentalists say Gov. Andrew should keep General Electric Co. from dismantling PCB dredging equipment pending a thorough review of the project’s success.

This fall, GE plans to conclude an estimated $2 billion, federally-ordered cleanup of the Hudson River from Fort Edward to Troy.

The company discharged PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), a suspected carcinogen, into the river from plants at Hudson Falls and Fort Edward from the 1940s to 1977. Dredging ordered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began in 2009 and will be completed next month or in early November.


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