EPA will take another month for Hudson PCB review

Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials reviewing the massive cleanup of PCBs from the upper Hudson River will take another month before finishing their report.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency was originally scheduled to finish the review by the end of this month. But the agency decided to extend the study through the end of May after calls for a more lengthy review from local congressional representatives and environmentalists.

Two years of Hudson dredging have been completed and crews will be back on the river soon for a third season

General Electric Co. released poly-chlorinated biphenyls into the river decades ago and is in the midst of a Superfund cleanup that could cost more than $1 billion.

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