EPA Holds GE To Tough Standards In Hudson Cleanup

Law360, New York (December 20, 2010, 6:25 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is calling on General Electric Co. to remove more contaminated sediment from the Hudson River before sealing the riverbed as the company continues a cleanup of cancer-causing chemicals that it dumped into the river over decades.

The EPA announced on Friday more stringent standards for the second phase of GE's cleanup of a 40-mile stretch of the upper Hudson River from Hudson Falls to Troy that is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.

As part of the agency's new demands, GE...
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