News > News > Stop Polluters > Contaminated Sites

Contaminated Sites

NY lawmakers focused on environmental legislation this week

Environmental justice leaders convene to demand EPA take action to address legacy toxic pollution in the Hudson River

Albany, NY – Today, statewide leaders in environmental justice gathered to demand the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) take action to address “forever chemical” polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination that continues to plague the Hudson River and severely impact disadvantaged communities along its shores.

Learn More

Report calls on EPA to deal with PCBs still in Hudson River

Report: Cleanup Falling Short

EPA’s dredging remedy for Hudson River PCBs Superfund site is failing to protect human and environmental health

Findings from independent, scientific assessment of publicly available data comes as EPA prepares to release its review of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site.

Learn More

New York Doubles Down on Effort to Turn City Into Giant Sponge

State Challenge to Hudson Cleanup Dismissed

EPA needs to start investigating the Lower Hudson River

The saga of the poisoning of the Hudson River by General Electric has been going on for around 70 years. Unfortunately, the end is not yet in sight. The Environmental Protection Agency and GE agreed on extensive dredging work in the 40 miles of river above the Troy Dam, but as yet, nothing has been done to clean up the 150 miles of river below the Troy Dam. It is now past time for EPA to correct that omission. When the Hudson River PCBs site was declared to be a […]

Learn More

Tale of 2 rivers: Advocates frustrated by lack of cleanup in lower Hudson

EPA admits PCB cleanup hasn’t achieved its goals, but issues polluter GE a Certificate of Completion

Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper slam decision that makes it much harder to compel GE to continue cleanup   Groups thank Gov. Cuomo for his leadership and pledge support for his legal challenge of Certificate of Completion   HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper strongly condemn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—for issuing General Electric a Certificate of Completion for the Hudson River PCB cleanup while simultaneously admitting that the Superfund project has not achieved its mandated goal to be “protective of human health and the environment.” The EPA has concluded its […]

Learn More

Tell Gov. Hochul to block invasive species at the Erie and Champlain canals
Become a Member