EPA testing for toxins in lower Hudson River
Mid-Hudson News reports that the Environmental Protection Agency will begin soil sampling after Memorial Day, to see the level of toxic PCBs in the lower Hudson River. Monthly water sampling is being conducted in Poughkeepsie, Albany, and Troy for a year, and fish and blue crab are also being collected to see the impact of the dredging and removal of contaminated soil from the upper Hudson River. General Electric, the company responsible for putting the toxins in the Hudson River, paid for that dredging, and some activists want them to do more. The EPA’s Gary Kiawinski said, “We collect recently deposited sediment, we’re collecting sediment where we collect fish, and we are collecting high-resolution sediment, essentially to push a tube into the bottom of the river, pull it out, and you take each of the layers out of that tube, and analyze them.” Read more about this story at Mid-Hudson News.