"New York Plans To Sue EPA Over GE's 'Incomplete' Hudson River Cleanup"

"NEW YORK - New York state officials plan to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for allowing General Electric Co to stop clearing the Hudson River of PCB contamination before the cleanup work was finished.

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James announced the planned lawsuit on Thursday, after the EPA issued a “certificate of completion” permitting GE to stop dredging until further studies showed whether it had done enough cleanup.

“Time and again the Trump administration puts corporations and polluters’ interests ahead of public health and the environment,” Cuomo said."

Jonathan Stempel reports for Reuters April 11, 2019.


"EPA Won’t Make GE Restart Hudson Dredging For Now" (AP)

"Hudson River PCB Cleanup Timeline: How Ge Cleanup Began" (Poughkeepsie Journal)

"EPA Will Not Yet Require GE To Continue Cleaning Hudson River, So Cuomo Threatens Suit" (North Jersey Record)

Source: Reuters, 04/12/2019