EPA Sued By New York For Declaring GE Hudson Work Done

Law360 (August 21, 2019, 7:18 PM EDT) -- New York state accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday of prematurely giving General Electric Co. a certificate of completion for its work cleaning up the Hudson River of polychlorinated biphenyl contamination.

New York told a federal court that recent studies of PCB levels in fish in the Hudson River were well above important benchmarks established in 2002. Despite never finding that the dredging work GE performed to remove PCBs from the Hudson River was protective to human health, the federal government still issued a certificate that prevents GE from facing lawsuits that could be brought to force the company...

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