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EPA tells GE its review of Hudson cleanup will be finished soon

Jan 03, 2018 7:30 am

The Associated Press is reporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said January 3 it must finish its review of General Electric Co.'s cleanup of the upper Hudson River before declaring if the job was completed properly. The EPA told GE it expects to wrap up its analysis early this year. The company requested a certificate of completion one year ago and the EPA was required to respond by January 3. GE finished removing 2.75 million cubic yards of PCB sediment from the river in 2015. The EPA has said it does not appear as though more dredging is needed. However, state officials and others say too much PCB-contaminated sediment remains in the river and are arguing for a larger cleanup. GE dumped the suspected carcinogen into the Hudson from two plants north of Albany from the 1940s until 1977. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.

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