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GE pays $7.95M to settle lawsuit

Communities say dredging affected water supplies

Dredging work to remove PCBs from the upper Hudson River is pictured early in 2010.
Dredging work to remove PCBs from the upper Hudson River is pictured early in 2010.
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General Electric has paid $7.95 million to settle a federal lawsuit with three Saratoga County communities that contended their water supply costs rose because of the company’s Hudson River PCB dredging project. The out-of-court settlement involved the village of Stillwater and the towns of Stillwater and Waterford, which formerly drew their drinking water supplies from the river, or from wells close to it. The communities contended in a federal lawsuit filed in 2009 that they ...


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