GE Adds Cost Of Water Line To Hudson Cleanup

Law360, New York (January 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- General Electric Co. has agreed to pay millions to fund the cost of a water line that, if needed, will provide fresh water to towns in the Adirondack Mountains when dredging operations begin this spring to clean poisonous chemicals from the Hudson River.

Monday's agreement modifies a consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York requiring the company to dredge portions of the river, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.

The Upstate New York towns of Halfmoon and Waterford...
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