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Resource ID: #17061
Subject: Environment
Source: New Yorker
Date: 2000-12-04



Kolbert investigates the status of the Hudson River in Albany. For about 30 years, General Electric Corporation dumped millions of pounds of polychlorinated biphenyls -- PCBs -- into the Hudson River. In 1977, GE stopped dumping the "probable human carcinogen" into the river. However, PCB is still prevalent in the river and its underlying sediments. The EPA is considering making GE dredge up the sludge and treat it. The EPA is scheduled to make a decision in the coming weeks. However, the government organization has postponed making a decision 11 times already.

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