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PCBs Public Information Meeting- New York City

August 9, 2017: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
John Jay College of Criminal Justice New Building – Room L.63 524 West 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues New York, N.Y. 10019 map

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its second review of the cleanup of PCB-contaminated sediment from the upper Hudson River. A third public meeting in New York City has been scheduled during this period. It’s critical to be informed.

In its review, the “Proposed Second Five-Year Review Report” for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site (available at, EPA maintains that dredging efforts that started in 2009 and ended in 2015 are working as designed in 40 miles of the Hudson above the Troy dam, although “not yet protective” of human health and the environment.

Analysis by other federal and state agencies shows the Hudson River remedy is failing to meet EPA’s own targets for making Hudson River fish edible without endangering human health. EPA should have mandated additional remediation. As it stands, New Yorkers will have to wait decades or even centuries before they can eat fish from the Hudson River again without restriction.

EPA is holding a public comment period until Sept. 1, 2017. Let your concerns be known by submitting your comments to Gary Klawinski, Director EPA Region 2, Hudson River Office 187 Wolf Road, Suite 303 Albany, NY 12205

Email: [email protected]

Learn more about how you can make a public comment.

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