NY Is Set To Sue US EPA Over ‘Completion’ of PCB Removal

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EPA Reg. Admin. Pete Lopez says the issue “boils down to a disconnect over interpretation” of the 2006 federal cleanup consent decree with GE.

June 25, 2019
Mary B. Powers - Engineering News-Record

New York state intends to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for issuing a certificate to General Electric Co. affirming the company completed its $1.7-billion cleanup of about 40 miles of the upper Hudson River, contaminated with PCBs from two former factories. State Attorney General Letitia James said April 11 that a December state study showed elevated PCB levels in river sediment and concentrations in fish, which were not recovering at the rate EPA anticipated.

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