The federal agency is out with requirements for the next phase of the clean up of PCBs flushed into the Hudson River for decades by the company’s plants in Ft. Edward.
From the EPA press release:
The second phase of the cleanup – which is...
Jan 04, 2002 — In 1983, the federal government delcared the land and water around GM's factory along the St. Lawrence river a Superfund Site. Cancer-causing PCBs were seeping into the earth and the river. The action identified the site as a top priority for clean-up. Almost twenty years later, the toxic landfill is still there. David Sommerstein reports lack of progress is due to different understandings of what "clean" and "clean up" mean. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2001 — The Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with a plan to dredge more than a million pounds of PCBs from the Hudson River. As Brian Mann reports, the official "record of decision" does not include controversial performance standards demanded by General Electric. Go to full article
Nov 26, 2001 — Workers have finished dredging PCBs for the winter from the St. Lawrence River near the former Reynolds plant. David Sommerstein talks with the project's director to see if the dredging was a success. Go to full article
Oct 04, 2001 — Environmental groups met Tuesday with top staff at the EPA to discuss a clean-up of the Hudson River. The talks follow earlier closed-door sessions between the agency and GE. As Brian Mann reports, clean up supporters worry that the project could be derailed. Go to full article
Sep 04, 2001 — Cleaning up a river bottom--The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports on the challenges of dredging PCBs form the St. Lawrence river at the former Reynolds plant near Massena. Go to full article
Sep 03, 2001 — Different visions of what "clean" means have stalled clean-up of the GM landfill Superfund site near Massena. David Sommerstein reports on how GM, the EPA and the Mohawks see the PCB problem. Go to full article
Jul 26, 2001 — Pro-dredging groups are dismayed over word that there may be a compromised, scaled-down dredging plan in the works for PCB pollution in the Upper Hudson River by General Electric. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jul 25, 2001 — A final decision isn't due until September, but there are growing signs that Environmental Protection Agency will downsize its plan to dredge PCBs from the Hudson River. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article