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  • 1 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As the cleanup of PCBs in the Hudson River begins its fourth year, environmental groups – Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Riverkeeper, and Scenic Hudson – continue to watch General Electric (GE) closely to ensure that the river remains on target to be restored to a cleaner state as soon as […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Region 2 of the U.S. EPA will evaluate, in close coordination with the State of New York, approximately 1,800 sediment samples taken in 2017 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) from the Upper Hudson River. EPA also will continue efforts to complete the study of the Upper Hudson River and conduct […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Last Tuesday, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation released its independent report on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s review of the cleanup of PCBs in the Hudson River. It found that dredging performed by General Electric to clean up a portion of the PCBs from the Hudson River was not protective of human health or […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    GE announced recently that it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to perform a comprehensive assessment of the Hudson River shoreline from Fort Edward to Troy, New York. “GE welcomes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announcement of our agreement on a comprehensive study of the shoreline areas of the upper Hudson River, building […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer yesterday stood with local advocates in front of the historic Hudson River waterfront to voice his support for increased, expanded, and improved pedestrian, fishing and boater access to the waterfront communities of the Hudson Valley. The federal government has historically partnered with local stakeholders to increase water and recreational opportunities, […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York State Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, last week announced New York’s intent to sue the U.S. EPA if the agency accepts the Upper Hudson River dredging of polychlorinated biphenyls as complete. Additionally, with this plan of legal action, New York is also prepared to withdraw from the 2002 Record of Decision which guided the cleanup and […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    A public meeting is planned on a proposed cleanup plan at a General Electric site on the upper Hudson River, contaminated with PCBs. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has scheduled the meeting for 7 p.m. tomorrow in Hudson Falls. Written comments will be accepted on the cleanup plan through March 19. The plan focuses on […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has awarded an $8.6 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock of Oak Brook, Illinois, to carry out maintenance dredging at three discontinuous reaches along the Hudson River Federal Navigation Channel between Coxsackie and Albany. The dredging will focus on shoals in the channel identified […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    GE has completed dredging New York’s Upper Hudson River – an engineering and logistical feat more than a decade in the making and an accomplishment the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency called “a historic achievement.” The last phase of dredging took place over a 40-mile stretch of the Upper Hudson River between Fort Edward, N.Y. and […]

  • 28 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The General Electric Company (GE) has announced the 2013 Remedial Action Work Plan for the Hudson River dredging program. This Remedial Action Work Plan for Phase 2 for dredging and facility operations in 2013 (2013 RAWP) constitutes GE’s RAWP for the dredging to be performed in the third year of Phase 2. In addition, GE […]

  • 15 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday introduced the second proposal of the 2018 State of the State and the first part of a comprehensive environmental program: New York will immediately take action against the U.S. EPA if they accept the Upper Hudson River dredging of PCB as complete. Under this plan, Governor Cuomo and Attorney […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking two distinct steps on the Upper Hudson River PCB cleanup in New York state. These steps include: The issuance of the five-year review, which includes EPA’s decision to defer a determination of the protectiveness of the remedy in the Upper Hudson River until more years of Hudson […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Senator Brad Hoylman and 24 of his colleagues in the State Senate are calling on corporate giant General Electric to commit to a full remediation of the Hudson River after its decades-long dumping of toxic PCB chemicals. In a letter to the company’s CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, the lawmakers urged G.E. to go beyond its court-mandated […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has initiated its second review of the cleanup of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site. The first five-year review for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site was completed in 2012 and the EPA anticipates conducting reviews every five years well into the future. After six seasons of in-river work, […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    General Electric Company has agreed to conduct a comprehensive study of the contamination in the shoreline areas of the upper Hudson River, according to the announcement of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Cleanup of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site has been ongoing since 2009 when river dredging began. Under the latest agreement with GE, […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A coalition of environmental groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, and the Sierra Club, Thursday filed a petition to the U.S. EPA asking General Electric to conduct additional PCB dredging in the Hudson River. The petitioners are claiming that GE would leave behind more PCB contaminants in the Hudson River than it was originally estimated […]

  • 21 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has released a study by the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation showing General Electric’s cleanup of PCB contamination in the upper Hudson River is incomplete and not protective of public health and the environment. New York State is demanding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not issue a Certificate of Completion to […]

  • 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. […]

  • 10 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Today, Riverkeeper’s Abigail M. Jones, staff attorney for the Hudson River Program, will take part in a panel presentation in Newark called “Restoring Our River” on the plans to clean up and restore the Passaic River. Jones will speak about the landmark GE Superfund cleanup of PCB contamination in the Hudson River. Also speaking are […]

  • 13 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The third year of the Hudson River dredging project ends for the season in the next few days. Mark Behan, GE’s spokesman, said: “It has been a productive year, but it’s tempting to underestimate the logistical complexity of the project.” According to troyrecord.com, the workers are expected to have removed around 649,000 cubic yards of […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The next meeting of the Hudson River PCBs Site Community Advisory Group (CAG) is scheduled for Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Saratoga Town Hall (12 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY, 12871). A Community Advisory Group (CAG) is made up of representatives of diverse community interests. Its purpose is to provide a public forum for community […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In partnership with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program awarded Princeton Hydro LLC a grant of $74,865 to design a sustainable shorelines demonstration project at Nyack Beach State Park in the village of Upper Nyack, Rockland County, DEC Commissioner […]

  • 24 January 2012

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation invites the public to comment on its proposed remedy for the Harbor at Hastings site cleanup, the agency announced yesterday. A public meeting is set for Thursday, January 26 at the James Harmon Community Center, 44 Main Street, Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY at 7 p.m. The site […]

  • 12 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia A. James have announced that New York State intends to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), following the Certificate of Completion issued by the agency for General Electric’s cleanup of PCB contamination in the Hudson River. Late last year, the New York State Department […]

  • 10 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released their latest community update on the Hudson River polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) cleanup scheme, named ‘Hudson River Floodplain Sampling: 2016 Sampling Summary’. The paper said that in fall 2016, work continued on the comprehensive investigation of the Upper Hudson River floodplain. Soil sampling for PCBs was conducted between October […]