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EPA Gives GE Certificate of Completion Despite Ongoing PCB Risk

EPA Gives GE Certificate of Completion Despite Ongoing PCB Risk NEW YORK — New York plans to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for giving General Electric a Certificate of Completion for its cleanup of PCBs in the upper Hudson River. The EPA said the $1.7 billion cleanup of PCBs, a suspected human carcinogen, satisfies the 2002 agreement with General Electric, which dumped the chemicals in the river. But according to Arin Doran, senior attorney with the environmental group Riverkeeper, studies indicate that unremediated "hotspots" in the upper Hudson continue to pose a health risk to humans and wildlife, and areas that had been cleaned up have been re-contaminated. ...(Read More)
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