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Audio Feature: Hudson River stories

Jan 13, 2018 10:55 am
Here are some stories from the Hudson River this week. Click here to hear an audio version of this report. (7:17)

The Stevens Institute reports temperatures this week in the Hudson River at Schodack Island was at or below 32 degrees, with ice on top of much of the river.

Amy H. Wu reports in the Pougheepsie Journal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it won't decide if enough PCBs are cleaned out of the Hudson River until "early 2018" in a Jan. 2 letter. “General Electric’s cleanup of the Hudson River fails to protect the environment and public health," said Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro in a statement issued Jan. 3. "Additional dredging is needed to create jobs and to ensure the river is safe and healthy for all New Yorkers.” GE dumped polychlorinated biphenyls into the Hudson River from 1947 to 1977, and then spent six years cleaning up some of the PCBs. “The dredging project has been completed. GE completed all commitments to EPA, and EPA has said it was a success,” said Mark Behan, the GE spokesman for the Hudson River cleanup. But environmental advocates say there are still plenty of PCBs in the river. Read the full story in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Sturgeon Bay ice breaker on the Hudson River.
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