Clearwater Executive Director Peter A. Gross is one of the leaders of four environmental groups who signed this letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo regarding PCBs in the Hudson River and General Electric’s failure to complete a cleanup.
The environmental groups state that as the chief representative of the people of New York, the governor should take prompt action to protect the Hudson River and its communities. The call to the governor is to:
(1) direct DEC to formally request that EPA order GE to immediately cease dismantling its state-of-the-art clean up infrastructure;
(2) investigate GE’s handling of Hudson River fish sampling and take all appropriate action against GE for any discovered malfeasance; and
(3) expedite calculation and collection of GE’s NRD liability—which must include provision for dredging of remaining PCB toxic hotspots—and strongly encourage the company to promptly settle its outstanding NRD liability.