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Federal trustees fault GE on Hudson River dredging

Monday, February 3, 2014
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The federal trustees who will assess General Electric’s liability for harm done to the Hudson River’s natural resources are accusing the company of being misleading in its own report.

The Federal Hudson River Natural Resources Trustees sent an open letter to GE on Monday pointedly criticizing a company report in December that found no need for it to voluntarily expand dredging. The company is scheduled this spring to begin its fifth year of dredging for PCBs on the upper river under a $2 billion federal Superfund cleanup.

The trustees claim Fairfield, Conn.-based GE did not acknowledge damage to the fisheries, waterfowl and other resources. Also, the trustees say they have previously pointed out additional areas to dredge.

GE says its report was a comprehensive and factual analysis of Hudson River data.

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