GE to Perform Comprehensive Study of Hudson Shoreline Areas
FAIRFIELD, Conn. â€” October 1, 2014 â€” GE announced today that it has reachedâ€¨ an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to perform aâ€¨ comprehensive assessment of the Hudson River shoreline from Fort Edward to Troy,â€¨ New York.
â€śGE welcomes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announcement of ourâ€¨ agreement on a comprehensive study of the shoreline areas of the upper Hudsonâ€¨ River, building on the work we have been doing in the river and along the shorelinesâ€¨ for many years. This agreement was cooperative and demonstrates GEâ€™s continuedâ€¨ commitment to meet its environmental obligations,â€ť said Ann R. Klee, GEâ€™s viceâ€¨ president of Global Operations, Environment Health and Safety.
â€śGE takes great pride in what has been accomplished thus far on an extraordinaryâ€¨ series of environmental cleanup projects conducted on and near the Hudson River,â€ťâ€¨ Klee said. â€śThe agreement announced today builds on the significant sampling and â€¨interim remedial work GE already has completed in the floodplain. As theâ€¨ environmental dredging project draws to an expected close in 2015, GEâ€™s work onâ€¨ the Hudson River will continue.â€ť
To date, GE has sampled more than 3,200 locations along the floodplain. Under theâ€¨ new agreement, GE will continue extensive sampling along 80 miles of Hudsonâ€¨ shoreline. Under EPA supervision, GE also will perform human health and ecologicalâ€¨ risk assessments. Based on the results of these evaluations, EPA will develop andâ€¨ issue a cleanup plan (in a Record of Decision) for the entire floodplain area.