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Analysis Shows “Significant” PCB Recontamination Has Occurred in Dredged Areas of Upper Hudson River

Monday, December 3, 2018 -- Scenic Hudson

Hayley Carlock, Scenic Hudson, 845 473 4440, ext. 210,
Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper, 845 445 8257,

“Hotspots” that received no dredging also pose major health threat to humans, wildlife

HUDSON VALLEY—Areas dredged during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s six-year Superfund cleanup in the Upper Hudson River have been recontaminated by General Electric’s toxic PCBs. In addition, unremediated “hotspots” continue to pose a health risk to humans and wildlife. Those are the major findings of an expert analysis of 1,800 sediment samples gathered to gauge the cleanup’s effectiveness.

Public Invited to Comment on Land Preservation Standards and Practices

Thursday, October 4, 2018 -- Scenic Hudson

In 2008, Scenic Hudson was one of the nation’s first land trusts to be recognized for meeting the highest standards in conserving land for public benefit. This validation came from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization that represents more than 1,000 member land trusts supported by more than five million members nationwide.

New Study Details Oil Spill Risks on Hudson River

Monday, October 1, 2018 -- Scenic Hudson

Scenic Hudson Environmental Advocacy Director Hayley Carlock, 845 473 4440, ext. 210;

Provides first-ever comprehensive scientific analysis of risks to drinking water, habitats, riverfront communities

Report comes as U.S. Department of Transportation repeals rule requiring more efficient brakes on trains carrying crude oil, other flammable substances