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STATEMENT of Judith Enck, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on GE Hudson River Decision

Release Date: 12/23/2010
Contact Information: PRESS INQUIRIES: Bonnie Bellow (212) 637-3660,

EPA commends GE on its decision to conduct the second and final phase of the Hudson River cleanup. The decision sets us on a clear path to a cleanup of PCB-contaminated sediment that is based on the best science and will remove huge quantities of this dangerous chemical from the river.

Over the next few months, we will work with GE on technical plans for the cleanup. We are scheduled to resume dredging this spring. This is an important milestone in the progress we have made over many years in cleaning up and restoring the Hudson River for future generations.