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Hudson River PCBs

Researcher: Chemicals repolluting Hudson

An environmental researcher claims toxic waste generated by General Electric Co. plants continues to seep into the Hudson River at a rate that could cause serious setbacks to the area's environmental cleanup projects.

State officials disputed the claims made by Walter Hang, president of the Ithaca-based Toxics Targeting Inc., who has inventoried toxic dump sites around the state. The officials say Hang's assertions contain mischaracterized facts and conclusions.

Effectiveness of Hudson River dredging called into question

FORT EDWARD — Officials from the EPA and General Electric have touted the success of the first season of dredging the Hudson River, during which nearly 300,000 cubic yards of PCB-contaminated sediment was removed from the river. But does the amount of contamination removed so far, and scheduled to be removed in the scope of the entire project, come close to addressing the entire problem of PCBs dumped by GE’s Fort Edward capacitor manufacturing plant?

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