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  • 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 […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program will host a Hudson River Summit on Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Grandview, overlooking the Hudson in Poughkeepsie. Co-sponsored by Historic Hudson River Towns, the Summit keynote address will be delivered by DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. “The […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    New York State DEC Acting Commissioner Marc Gerstman has announced that approximately $770,000 in grant funding was awarded for communities in the Hudson River Estuary to design and plan 18 projects that will increase resiliency to flooding, protect water-quality and conserve natural resources. “Governor Cuomo has a clear vision for creating resilient communities in New York […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program in partnership with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) has awarded the team of Milone & MacBroom, Inc., Hudson & Pacific Designs and EarthRise Designs a grant of $75,000 to design a sustainable shorelines demonstration project at the Dockside […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reverse its decision to stop polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) dredging in the Upper Hudson River.  “PCB dredging in the Hudson River should not have been stopped before the job was finished, and I urge […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold the first of several workshops with the Hudson River PCBs Site Community Advisory Group on Thursday, May 5, 2016, to discuss the second five-year review for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site. The purpose of the five-year review is to ensure that the Hudson River cleanup is working […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner, Basil Seggos, has announced that $350,000 in competitive grant funding is available to help communities in the Hudson River Estuary watershed increase resiliency to flooding, protect water quality and enhance natural resources. The grants are provided through New York’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and are administered […]

  • 2 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Basil Seggos yesterday gave a statement on the EPA second five-year review report on Hudson River dredging. Commenting on the Hudson River PCB cleanup report Commissioner Basil Seggos said that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has failed New York by determining that its PCB cleanup of the […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Through the formal request to Governor Andrew Cuomo, the leaders of four major environmental organizations are stating that given New York’s status as a Trustee of the Hudson River Superfund Site, the governor has a critical role to play to ensure a healthy and restored Hudson River. The choice is between a cleaner and more […]

  • 22 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal law when it issued a “Certificate of Completion” to General Electric Company for Hudson River PCB Cleanup. As reported, the EPA issued the certificate to GE on April 11, 2019, finding that the […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner, Basil Seggos, said that officials from local, state and federal agencies gathered yesterday to mark the 30th anniversaries of DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program and the NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program. The anniversaries were recognized at the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Conference in New York […]

  • 30 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Approximately $1 million in grant funding is available to help communities in the Hudson River Estuary watershed improve water quality and increase flood resiliency, NY DEC Commissioner, Basil Seggos, has announced. The funding is provided by the State’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and is administered under DEC’s 2017 Hudson River Estuary Grants Program for Tributary […]

  • 26 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    In an announcement from Governor Cuomo on December 20, a study reviewing sediment and fish testing from the Department of Environmental Conservation confirms that the Hudson River PCB Cleanup is not complete. General Electric’s remediation efforts have not met cleanup goals and the remaining PCB contamination continues to pose a threat to public health and the environment, reports the Hudson […]

  • 12 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Riverkeeper, an environmental organization dedicated to the protection of the Hudson River and its tributaries, has reached an agreement with the Village of Hastings and BP/ARCO on a proposed Consent Decree Modification for the harbor at Hastings site. This area is one of the most contaminated locations along the Hudson River and a massive source […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    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 […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new tool to guide restoration and protection actions to sustain priority habitats in the Hudson River estuary is now available for community groups, government agencies, scientists and conservation organizations, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced. The Hudson River Estuary Habitat Restoration Plan identifies four priority habitat types for […]

  • 14 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just announced that the next meeting of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site Community Advisory Group (CAG) will be held Thursday, July 21st 2016, at the Saratoga Town Hall. The main aim of these meetings is to discuss the second five-year review for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site. The […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) will clean up contaminated soils and Hudson River sediment at the Harbor at Hastings site in Westchester County under the terms of a consent order, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced. Anaconda Wire & Cable Company, ARCO’s predecessor, released polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and metals into […]

  • 6 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    As the Environmental Protection Agency is about to release a second five-year review of the Hudson River Superfund site to determine whether the dredging remedy is complete, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are calling on EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to deny a certificate of completion to General Electric at this time. […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced more than $2 million in state grants to implement projects that will better protect communities along the Hudson River estuary from future flooding, storm surges, and rising sea levels. These climate adaptation initiatives are funded by the Environmental Protection Fund and are expected to be complete by the end of […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, at the Scenic Hudson Riverfront Park in Irvington, Senator Schumer called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to include Hudson River communities in the $20 million comprehensive study of flood-prone coastal populations that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Schumer highlighted that the Army Corps study, which is still in planning stages, is […]

  • 5 June 2012

      U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the First Five-Year Review Report for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site. The purpose of this five-year review is to determine whether the remedial actions at the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site, located in eastern New York State from the Village of Hudson Falls to the Battery in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has awarded four grants totaling nearly $400,000 for projects in the Hudson River Estuary to help reduce localized flooding, create sustainable shorelines, improve water quality and restore aquatic habitat in tributary streams. “Governor Cuomo has prioritized creating resilient communities in New York State, and these grants […]