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Cleanup plan proposed for GE plant along Hudson River north of Albany

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FORT EDWARD, New York — A public meeting is planned on a proposed cleanup plan at a General Electric site on the upper Hudson River that's contaminated with PCBs.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has scheduled the meeting for 7 p.m. Tuesday in Hudson Falls. Written comments will be accepted on the cleanup plan through March 19.

The plan focuses on a PCB-contaminated groundwater plume beneath the GE capacitor manufacturing plant in Fort Edward. It's the last portion of the site slated for cleanup under New York's Superfund Program. GE has been cleaning up the site since the 1980s. It's also dredging PCB contamination from a 40-mile stretch of the Hudson River.

The plan calls for monitoring well installation and groundwater sampling, as well as seepage and surface water sampling in the Hudson River.


Online: DEC website http://on.ny.gov/1zZ5VUk

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