Cleanupgeorg is working to force general electric to take responsibility and dredge the hudson river of the pcb's they illegaly dumped pcb pollution in. Learn the issues science & technology hudson river pcbs superfund site epa expands scope of hudson river cleanup analysis hudson dredging other pcb. The hudson river natural resource trustees said on thursday that ge's dumping of polychlorinated biphenyls (pcb) and volatile organic compounds (vocs) into river exceeded state groundwater. Once feared, now celebrated, hudson river cleanup nears its end general electric is entering the final year of a billion-dollar cleanup of pcb-contaminated water the project was once. The saratoga county water authority, meanwhile, alleged it spent more than $27 million to build its water-supply intake on the hudson river in moreau to be upstream from the company's pcb pollution.
The hudson river is a national historic treasure and we cannot let the pcb contamination persist any longer, said commissioner basil seggos it's clear from the state's ongoing research that epa's job is not done and they cannot declare that this remediation is complete. Environmental advocates argue that the agency's plan does not go far enough to reduce the pollution, noting that a significant amount of pcbs would remain in the river advertisement. Pollution in the hudson river the hudson river is a 315 mile river that flows from north to south through eastern new york state and forms the border some issues.
What are the human health effects of pcbs polychlorinated biphenyls are a group of 209 different chemicals which share a common structure but vary in the number of attached chlorine atoms an estimated 13 million pounds of different types of pcbs were dumped into the hudson river by general electric from 1946 until 1977, when they were banned. The hudson river and pcb pollution the hudson river is a body of water that stretches for 315 miles from the adirondack mountains to the battery in manhattan. Three environmental issues facing the hudson river posted jul 10, 2015 pcbs as you know, the story of pcb contamination of the hudson river. Ge claims hudson river pcb pollution has dropped 90 percent, a deceptive statistic because the drop occurred when discharges were banned in the late '70s since the mid-'80s, levels have remained quite constant and well above acceptable limits.
The hudson river and pcb pollution the hudson river is a body of water that stretches for 315 miles from the adirondack mountains to the battery in manhattan, reaching its deepest point of 216 feet in the highlands near constitution island and west point and reaches its widest point of 3 miles across at havestraw. Other hudson river pollutants pcbs between 1947 and 1977, general electric dumped an estimated 13 million pounds of polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs) into the hudson river. Remediation of the hudson river the hudson has had to endure almost 200 years of human garbage, chemical and sewage pollution pcbs from the hudson.
Pcbs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in new york's hudson river environmental pollution of the concord river, hudson river pcbs reassessment ri/fs prepared for. Fish, birds, and other wildlife depend on clean water, just as people do nrdc works with government agencies, businesses, and local communities to develop strategies that protect and restore. Bottom-feeding fish in the hudson river have developed a gene that renders them immune to the toxic effects of pcbs, researchers say a genetic variant allows the fish to live in waters. Ge dumped pcbs into the housatonic river, buried pcbs in the floodplain, gave away pcb-laden waste as clean fill, and created a toxic dump next to a school. Pcb pollution in the hudson source: ny dept of environmental conservation over several decades, general electric dumped an estimated 13 million pounds of pcbs into the hudson from its manufacturing plants at hudson falls and fort edward.
Pollution & the hudson river the hudson has been an important transportation route since the arrival of europeans in pcbs, nutrient pollution, and mercury. The hudson river pcb story: balance along the banks of the hudson magnificent views of the region juxtapose strongly with the devastating fact of pcb pollution. Among the issues that will be examined are noise, odor, effect on river traffic, and especially the question of resuspension -- that is, whether the dredging process itself stirs up pcb's from the. Pollution of the hudson river other ongoing pollution issues affecting the river include: further pcb pollution was found at bakers falls, near the former ge.
Dec challenges effectiveness of epa's remedy for hudson river cleanup unacceptable levels of pcbs allowed to remain in river pose threats to public health and the. Two federal agencies on tuesday requested that the obama administration postpone general electric's plan to end its cleanup of the hudson river without removing all the related pollution. Hudson river pcbs superfund site epa plans to issue a separate rod for the floodplain following ge's completion of the ri/fs as a result of pcb. Fact sheet pcbs in the hudson river the hudson river polychlorinated biphenyl (pcb) pollution issue is complicated here, the trustees who are responsible for conducting the natural resource damage assessment.
Pollution triggers genetic resistance mechanism in a coastal fish reported online in the feb 17 issue of ironically the recently begun epa-mandated cleanup of hudson river pcbs could be. The primary issue is the pcbs that ge produces as a result of creating energy and electricity these chemicals pollute the nearby hudson river causing many health issues and harming nearby citizens the pollution has been occurring for so long that cleaning the hudson is one of.