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...
Jul 05, 2001 — In one Wisconsin community unwanted Canada geese are so full of PCBs the city has had to treat the birds as toxic. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Gil Halsted reports. Go to full article
Jul 03, 2001 — The Hudson isn't the only river contaminated with PCBs--Michigan's Fox River has miles of hotspots, too. But there, industry and government regulators so far have a good relationship--maybe too good. From the Great Lakes Radio Consortium. Go to full article
Jun 15, 2001 — The St. Regis Mohawks and New York's Attorney General will try one last round of talks with General Motors over cleanup of toxic dump sites near Massena. David Sommerstein reports General Motors asked to meet with the state and the tribe before both file a lawsuit against the company. Go to full article
May 02, 2001 — In the final part of our series on PCB contamination in the Hudson River, Brian Mann looks at the damage to the environment...and at GE's claim that the river is slowly cleaning itself. Go to full article
May 01, 2001 — This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency will decide whether tons of PCBs should be dredged from the Hudson River. At the center of the debate are questions about the chemical's affect on human health. In this second part of our series on the Hudson River, Brian Mann looks at the volatile mix of science and public opinion that will shape the EPA's decision. Go to full article
Apr 30, 2001 — New York's Hudson River is the largest toxic waste site in the United States. PCBs dumped decades ago from a pair of General Electric factories summer, the Environmental Protection Agency will decide whether GE have contaminated the Hudson over a two hundred mile area. This should pay to clean up the river--at a cost of $460 million. Environmental groups support the clean up. But the corporation and many local residents are fighting to stop it. In this first of a three-part series, Brian Mann looks at the fierce battle being waged over the Hudson's future. Go to full article
Apr 18, 2001 — There's compelling new testimony from people living near PCB-laden soil along the Hudson River--there's evidence that the land contamination from the PCBs could be on a much larger scale than the river pollution. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 06, 2001 — The Environmental Protection Agency held its last public meeting on a plan to dredge toxic PCBs from the Hudson River. The cleanup would cost half a billion dollars. General Electric Corporation has worked hard to discredit the government's proposal. As Brian Mann reports, the debate has left the community bitterly divided. Go to full article