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  • 12 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    General Electric Corp. (GE) has agreed to prepare an analysis of the actions required to remove recently discovered polychlorinated biphenyl contamination (PCB) contaminated sediments from the Hudson River and report its findings to shareholders, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced. The analysis will be completed by the end of 2013. In response to […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    For the third consecutive year, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. According to the Ethisphere, this recognition highlights companies that outperform industry peers by embracing ethical business practices and demonstrating industry leadership. “The Panama Canal is honored to receive this award. We […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is issuing this Sources Sought Announcement to determine interest, availability and capability of 8(a), HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business and Small Business concerns. Contract scope will include oversight of GE-lead remedial and removal actions at the Site including the Rest-of-River Reach (river sediment, […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Clearwater, NRDC, Riverkeeper, and Scenic Hudson presented a Hudson River General Electric PCB cleanup update for Mid-Hudson communities, entitled “Hudson River PCB Forum,” at the Marist College Boathouse. The federal and state agencies involved with General Electric’s cleanup of PCBs in the Hudson River presented […]

  • 18 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Environmental experts gave an update on the clean up process at the nation’s largest hazardous waste site, the Hudson River. Since 2009, General Electric has been removing 1.3 million tons of PCBs that were dumped into 200 miles of the Hudson River. At a public forum, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department […]

  • 7 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Clearwater, NRDC, Riverkeeper, and Scenic Hudson are presenting a Hudson River General Electric PCB cleanup update for Mid-Hudson communities, entitled “Hudson River PCB Forum,” at the Marist College Boathouse. In 2009, GE started to re-mediate the more than 1.3 million pounds of PCBs it released […]

  • 20 November 2012

    As General Electric wraps up its Hudson River dredging project for the year, a report that shows the process is effectively removing toxic PCB pollution and highlights the need to expand the scope when it resumes next year in order to capture large pockets of contamination that are currently not slated for cleanup. As GE […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that as the third season of dredging draws to a close later this week, a total of more than 1.3 million cubic yards of sediment contaminated with PCBs will have been removed from the Hudson River. Since dredging began on May 9, 2012, about 650,000 cubic yards of sediment […]

  • 28 September 2012

    The largest dredging project in the United States, the Hudson River dredging, has surpassed this year’s goal. According to saratogian.com, the officials had set a goal of removing 350,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the river this year, but 466,000 have already been taken out. Tim Kruppenbacher, General Electric Co.’s operations manager for the […]

  • 20 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that a $10 million cleanup of contaminated soil will begin in mid- to late September at the Solvent Savers Superfund site, a chemical waste recovery facility, in Lincklaen in Chenango County, New York. Soil and ground water on the site were contaminated with volatile organic compounds and polychlorinated biphenyls […]

  • 5 September 2012

    General Electric’s $1 billion PCB removal project resumes on the Hudson River, according to timesunion.com. Mark Behan, GE spokesman, said: “This year has been terrific as far as productivity goes.” The project is expected to remove 2 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment on a 40-mile stretch from Fort Edward to Troy by 2015 or […]

  • 31 July 2012

    After weather delays affected the first two years of dredging, this year’s Hudson River dredging project is well on its way to accomplishing the goal for the season. Mark Behan, General Electric spokesman, said: “Thus far, it’s been a terrific summer in terms of productivity and we have more than two months of dredging still […]

  • 4 July 2012

      The Berkshire Eagle reports that the work on one of the most visible PCB cleanups in the city since the first two miles of the Housatonic River is set to begin next week. General Electric Co.’s contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, will begin staging Silver Lake next week for a two-year remediation project to deal […]

  • 12 June 2012

    EPA and the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut will be holding a second round of public meetings next week to discuss next steps for the potential clean up of the Housatonic River in western Massachusetts and Connecticut. EPA and the states have been working cooperatively for the last several months to discuss potential approaches to […]

  • 24 May 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a public meeting of the Housatonic River Citizens Coordinating Council tonight at 6:30 at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School. EPA officials are expected to review a document released last Friday that gives a broad vision for using dredging, excavating, capping and monitored natural recovery to deal with […]

  • 23 May 2012

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck was joined by Congressional Representative Paul Tonko, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Deputy Commissioner Eugene Leff and Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia on the shore of the Hudson River to mark the third season of dredging to remove PCB-contaminated sediment from a 40-mile stretch of the […]

  • 17 May 2012

    EPA and the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut will be holding public meetings in both states next week to discuss next steps for the potential clean up of the Housatonic River in western Massachusetts and Connecticut. EPA and the states have been working cooperatively for the last several months to discuss potential approaches to clean […]

  • 10 May 2012

    The Hudson River cleanup project yesterday entered its third year of dredging. As during the 2011 season, three to four dredges will be working at any given time, 24 hours a day and six days a week, until early November, according to Mark Behan, a spokesman for General Electric Co. Behan said the weather has […]

  • 9 May 2012

    General Electric Co. officials said Tuesday that the Hudson River dredging will begin this week if weather permits. The dredging work will commence with a single dredge about 40 miles north of Albany. Work will ramp up over the next few weeks. GE released poly-chlorinated biphenyls into the river decades ago and is in the […]

  • 7 May 2012

    EPA has approved additional field investigations requested by the General Electric Co. (GE) at the Fletcher’s Paint Works and Storage Facility Superfund Site in Milford, New Hampshire. GE’s contractor, Arcadis US Inc. began these investigations in April 2012. These activities will continue for approximately three months. Implementation of these field investigations will result in additional […]

  • 19 April 2012

    Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) yesterday released the following statement applauding a decision by America’s Great Waters Coalition to declare the Hudson Estuary as one of the nation’s “Great Waters.” The designation recognizes the river’s national importance and increases support for the river’s restoration. “I initiated the Hudson River Estuary program, and fought for three decades […]

  • 15 April 2012

      Congressman Maurice Hinchey wrote U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Judith Enck to call for a more robust, thorough and detailed 5-year review of the Hudson River PCB remediation effort. EPA, which has become the target of politically motivated budget cuts from U.S. House Republicans, recently released a plan for a 1 month […]

  • 9 April 2012

    General Electric and the EPA have dredged the first two miles of the Housatonic River from the GE site through Pittsfield. The “Rest of River” plan for the cleanup of another six miles is being developed. A community and panel discussion about cleaning the river from chemicals was moderated by Tim Gray, Housatonic River Keeper. […]

  • 3 April 2012

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently conducting a five-year review of the cleanup that has been conducted so far on the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site, which extends from Hudson Falls, New York, to New York City. The cleanup work is being performed in the Upper Hudson River north of Troy, New York. […]

  • 30 March 2012

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is conducting a five-year review of the remedial action for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site. The cleanup is being performed in the Upper Hudson River north of Troy, New York. The Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site extends from Hudson Falls, New York, to the […]

  • 8 March 2012

    Environmental Protection Agency officials have stated that dredging on the Hudson River is not expected to cause any harm to the waterway’s Atlantic sturgeon. Federal officials have declared Atlantic sturgeon an endangered species thus efforts could be directed towards protecting and preserving its habitats including the Hudson River. EPA noted that crews working for General […]