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PDFThe Hudson River PCB Cleanup - A Light at the End of the Tunnel
Hudson River PCB Update - March 2006

PDFStatement to the New York Academy of Sciences NY/NJ Harbor Consortium by
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and Scenic Hudson regarding Hudson River PCBs

PDFComment on USEPA Quality of Life Performance Standards for
the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site

Hudson River PCB Internet References

EPA issues final Record of Decision on Hudson River PCBs

EPA Says Clean-up the Hudson River!
Read Clearwater’s Public Comment on EPA’s Plan for the Hudson River
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Statement of Ethics and Recommended Action from the PCB Colloquium

What Are The Human Health Effects Of PCBs?

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Dredging Works: The Plattsburgh PCB Cleanup

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Frequently Asked Questions about PCBs

In 1929, the Monsanto corporation began manufacturing an amber oily fluid formed of two bound carbon rings bristling with chlorine atoms. The new fluid was called polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB. Its chemistry is similar to other members of the organochlorine family, such as dioxins and furans, among the most potent toxins known. Soon, the General Electric corporation was heavily invested in a line of products based on PCBs. Since then, over one million pounds of PCBs have been ‘discharged’ into the Hudson River. G.E. maintains that these discharges were legal.

According to leading scientists Dr. Theo Colborn, Dr. J. P. Myers and Dr. David Carpenter, the noncancer impact of PCBs can be summed up as diminishing the human potential of future generations.

  The Hudson River PCB Story: a Toxic Heritage
is a video to inform you or your classroom about the serious issue of PCB contamination in the Hudson River. You can view the film and order it directly online from this page.
Winner of a Bronze Medal 1998 Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival. Produced and directed by Tobe Carey. Made possible by a grant from the W. Alton Jones Foundation.
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  Slideshow   Anatomy of a Toxic Spill: The Hudson River PCB Story
is a slideshow on the Web that will tell you the whole story, from the first production of PCBs to the current situation, and what we can do to change it. Please take a few minutes and watch the slideshow.
We produced this slideshow with support from the W. Alton Jones Foundation. It includes video stills from The Hudson River PCB Story: a Toxic Heritage.

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