"GE Must Do More To Clean Hudson River: EPA"

"The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered General Electric Co to dredge deeper into the Hudson River as part of the next phase of an effort to remove cancer-causing chemicals dumped into the river over decades.

GE, the largest U.S. conglomerate, also must remove more contaminated sediment instead of capping and sealing the river bottom to get rid of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.

The company has until January 14 to review the decision and notify the agency about how they plan to best proceed with the next phase of the cleanup, which is due to begin in May."

Bernard Orr reports for Reuters December 20, 2010.

Monday, December 20, 2010