|"Waiting for G.E." (PDF/115KB) NY Times, March 26, 2006
Despite a legally binding plan to dredge the Hudson River of toxic PCBs, G.E. continues to procrastinate and says it can't begin that work until the year 2008 at the earliest.
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Guide
A new free guide from Scenic Hudson will help leaders and citizens understand the complex process set up to restore injured natural resources and learn how to effectively participate in the effort.
Engineering Performance Standards
Information about Scenic Hudson's ongoing activity with the design of the PCB cleanup related to the EPA's draft engineering performance standards.
PCB Update: Drinking and Dredging
Fall 2003 newsletter article about the EPA's plans to monitor PCBs in drinking water supplies during dredging.
PCB Report Card 2004 (PDF/35KB)
Friends of a Clean Hudson (FOCH), the environmental coalition monitoring the progress of the Hudson River PCB cleanup, issued its second annual Hudson River PCB Report Card two years after the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ordered General Electric (GE) to clean most of the remaining toxic PCBs from the Hudson River.
PCB Report Card 2003 (PDF/49KB)
Friends of a Clean Hudson's grading of the Hudson River PCB cleanup effort. Grades have been issued for the EPA, Gov. George Pataki, Rep. John E. Sweeney and GE.
River Restoration Comments (PDF/408KB)
Scenic Hudson's November 2002 comments on the Hudson River Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan.
PCB Dredging Report (PDF/859KB)
Research paper on results of contaminated sediment cleanups relevant to the Hudson River.
PCBs in the Hudson River, A Case for Cleanup (28 slides)
Spring 2004 slideshow gives an overview of the problem and debunks common myths.
PCBs Health Risks
Describes the dangers to humans and fish.
Everything You Wanted to Know about PCBs (PDF/273KB)
Describes, in layman's terms, what are PCBs, why they are harmful and why we need to clean them up.
The Truth About PCBs
A condensed version of "Everything You Wanted to Know about PCBs".
EPA's Community Involvement Plan (PDF/3.1MB) | Fact Sheet (PDF/1.5MB)
The toolkit for EPA's public participation program at the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site.
Assessment Plan (PDF) | Executive Summary (HTML)
The Hudson River Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan is designed to compensate the public for natural resource losses suffered from the release of hazardous substances.
Administrative Order (PDF) | Sampling Plan (HTML)
GE agreed to sample Upper Hudson River sediment beginning September 2002 and ending November 2003. The data gathered will be used to delineate areas targeted for PCB removal.
|In November 2000 people of all ages came out to ask the EPA to dredge the Hudson River to make it clean again.