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Flawed data & analysis fatally undermine EPA’s findings that Hudson PCB cleanup will protect environment & public health

Credentialed scientist says EPA’s conclusion that PCB cleanup is on track is not supported by data Contacts: Hayley Carlock, Scenic Hudson, 845-473-4440, Ext. 210, hcarlock@scenichudson.org Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper, 914-478-4501, Ext. 239, cweathers@riverkeeper.org HUDSON VALLEY — The cleanup of toxic PCBs in the Hudson River will not achieve the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) mandatory goal of protecting the environment and public health, as the agency claims in its draft Five-Year Review of the project. A highly credentialed expert contracted by the environmental groups Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper finds the scientific data […]

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Video: Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper on value of cleaning up the Hudson River

Environmental Leaders Blast EPA’s Hudson River Report on PCB Cleanup

Review ignores contamination’s impacts on people, environment, economy Contacts: Manna Jo Greene, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, 835-265-8080, Ext. 7113, or mannajo@clearwater.org Gil Hawkins, Hudson River Fishermen’s Association, 201-446-2652, or gilhawkins@verizon.net Kate Kiely, Natural Resources Defense Council, 212-727-4592, or kkiely@nrdc.org Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper, 845-445-8257, or cweathers@riverkeeper.org Ned Sullivan, Scenic Hudson, 914-489-4630, or nsullivan@scenichudson.org Roger Downs, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, 518-426-9144, or roger.downs@albany.twcbs.com Posted by Scenic Hudson Thursday, June 1, 2017 Capital Region/Hudson Valley — A technical report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2 Office released today on the Hudson […]

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Riverkeeper responds to EPA’s five-year review on Hudson River PCBs

Riverkeeper released the following statement today in response to the EPA’s second five-year review report on the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site. Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay said: “The evidence clearly shows the Hudson River remedy is not protective of human health and the environment and will not meet EPA’s goals. EPA’s decision flies in the face of that evidence. Instead of moving the goal posts, EPA should try to meet its own goals by mandating additional remediation. We cannot accept an outcome that will leave Hudson River fish toxic for […]

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Public invited to ‘Visioning Workshop’ on future of Newtown Creek

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WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2017: 1 – 4 p.m. WHERE: Kingsland Wildflowers, 520 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 WHAT: Members of the public are invited to join community organizations, agencies and environmental groups for a Newtown Creek Community Visioning Workshop. HOSTED BY: Riverkeeper & Newtown Creek Alliance Newtown Creek is a 3.8-mile waterway border between Brooklyn and Queens, a federally designated Superfund site with a long history of industrial pollution and environmental neglect. Each year, billions of gallons of raw sewage flow into the creek. This is a key time […]

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Oily sheen on ‘beleaguered’ creek remains a mystery

Riverkeeper responds to DEC report challenging effectiveness of PCBs cleanup

Late yesterday, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation released its independent report on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s review of the cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contamination in the Hudson River.

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Despite massive dredging project, Hudson River toxins will persist, EPA official says

Demand More from EPA — We Must Be Protected from PCBs

The EPA Five-Year Review of Hudson River PCBs Superfund site is underway, and more must be done to ensure that it is open, transparent, and scientifically reliable assessment.

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State wants PCB study on Hudson dredging expanded

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