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Scenic Hudson Statement about Results of New DEC Sampling Study of PCB Contamination

Thursday, December 20, 2018 -- Scenic Hudson

Hayley Carlock
Scenic Hudson Environmental Advocacy Director
Cell: 845 891 3148
hcarlock@scenichudson.org

Analysis confirms significant PCB pollution remains in Upper Hudson River

Scenic Hudson applauds Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for undertaking a comprehensive sediment sampling program to evaluate the performance of the Hudson River PCB Superfund cleanup. Released by the DEC today, the report confirms that many areas of the river remain contaminated at levels far beyond what was expected post-dredging.

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, hcarlock@scenichudson.org
Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper, 845 445 8257, cweathers@riverkeeper.org

“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.

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; hcarlock@scenichudson.org

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

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