GE Responds to EPA Delay

January 2018 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has indicated it will delay the final publication of its Five Year Review Report, and let pass a deadline on issuing a certificate of completion.

As EPA confirmed in a report last May, and as the data clearly and unequivocally demonstrate, the Hudson River dredging project is achieving EPA’s goals of protecting public health and the environment. The dredging project removed the vast majority of PCBs in the Upper Hudson, as the agency had directed, and PCBs levels in water declined sharply as expected.

GE has met or exceeded all of its obligations on the Hudson River, removed twice the volume of PCBs that EPA anticipated, and invested $1.7 billion in what EPA called a “historic achievement.”’

While we will continue to cooperate with EPA, New York State, and other interested parties on the floodplains work and other Hudson River environmental projects, we believe the facts clearly warrant a certificate of completion of the dredging project.