EPA to review Hudson River PCB cleanup

By on April 5, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing work on the Upper Hudson River to remove PCBs as part of the Superfund cleanup, according to a release from the agency.

The review will include the results of an independent evaluation of a 2009 dredging program. It will also include information from a 2011 dredging program and a review of a 1984 cleanup plan for PCB sediment deposits that were exposed after a dam removal dropped water levels.

Two General Electric plants dumped around 1.3 million pounds of PCBs into the river between 1947 and 1977.

Read more at EPA.gov.

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Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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