Don´t be Misled by GE´s Multimillion Dollar Media Blitz
FACT: General Electric dumped approximately 1.3 million
pounds of hazardous PCBs into the Hudson River.
FACT: GE´s PCBs have resulted in 200 miles of the Hudson
River, from Hudson Falls to New York City, being
designated as a Federal toxic waste site.
FACT: GE PCBs remain in the Hudson River sediment, water
and fish and are NOT going away.
FACT: PCBs are linked to cancer and a variety of other health
effects. PCBs pose a significant health threat to
Hudson Valley residents, particularly women of
child-bearing age, children and populations of
FACT: Technology is available to safely remove and dispose of
the Hudson River PCBs.
After almost two decades of delay, the Environmental Protection Agency
is due to propose cleanup alternatives in December 2000.
Call EPA Administrator Carol Browner at (202) 260-7960. Tell her no
more delays are acceptable and that the EPA needs to order an
aggressive cleanup of PCBs from the Hudson River.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1101A USEPA Headquarters, Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460
cc: Jeanne Fox, Administrator
US EPA Region 2
290 Broadway, 26th Floor
NY, NY 10007-1866
Frequently Asked Questions about PCBs
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This message is from Friends of a Clean Hudson -- Appalachian
Mountain Club, Arbor Hill Environmental Justice Corp., Environmental
Advocates, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, New York Public Interest
Research Group, Scenic Hudson, Sierra Club.