PCB Clean-up at GEs Hudson Falls plant site.
The Hudson River PCB Cleanup - A Light at the End of the Tunnel
Hudson River PCB Update - March 2006
Statement to the New York Academy of Sciences NY/NJ Harbor Consortium by
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and Scenic Hudson regarding Hudson River PCBs
Comment 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!
Clearwaters Public Comment
on EPAs Plan for the Hudson River
start with the
Conclusion and Recommendations.
The PCB Community Resource Guide
Statement of Ethics and Recommended Action from the PCB Colloquium
What Are The Human Health Effects Of PCBs?
News, Bulletins and Fact Sheets
Dredging Works: The Plattsburgh PCB Cleanup
Dont be Misled by GEs Multimillion Dollar Media Blitz
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
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.
Anatomy of a Toxic Spill: The Hudson River PCB
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.
Send comments and questions to Webmaster@Clearwater.org
- Updated 1/27/2006
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