Stakeholders Show Concern Over Hudson River Cleanup Strategy

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney recently joined Assemblyman Frank Skartados, Mayor Rob Rolison, and local stakeholders in Poughkeepsie to outline concerns about the effectiveness of the current cleanup strategy to remediate PCBs in the Hudson River.

Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a five-year review to determine the status of PCBs in the Hudson River.

The risk posed by PCBs remaining in the Hudson River is very real and I have seriously concerns about the effectiveness of the current cleanup strategy,” said Rep. Maloney. “The EPA must ensure that we work to end the toxic legacy of PCB contamination – making the Hudson clean once and for all.”  

On Monday August 22nd, Rep. Maloney joined NYS DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos, Scenic Hudson, and Riverkeeper in Albany to encourage the EPA to ensure a remedy that results in the long-term cleanup of the Hudson River.

This announcement came after a meeting Rep. Maloney helped to convene in July between Scenic Hudson and the DEC Commissioner Seggos. At that meeting, attendees discussed ways to work together in reviewing the effectiveness of the remedy and calling on the EPA to take action.

In addition, Rep. Maloney helped facilitate a meeting between Scenic Hudson and the EPA in December 2015 that resulted in the EPA’s decision to move up the next 5-year review to 2016 from 2017.

 

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