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Hudson River Cleanup Community Forum with Sen. Carlucci

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When:
August 29, 2017: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Where:
Nyack Library 59 S Broadway Nyack 10960 map
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Join Riverkeeper and State Sen. David Carlucci for a forum on the Hudson River PCBs cleanup.

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 www.epa.gov/hudson), 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. Learn more at www.riverkeeper.org/pcbs and take action here.

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