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Forum to be held on review of massive Hudson River cleanup

Posted 12:06 a.m. Wednesday

— Federal officials will hold a public forum in Albany this week related to the recently completed Superfund cleanup of the Hudson River.

The Environmental Protection Agency is now reviewing the effectiveness of a six-year project by General Electric to remove 2.75 million cubic yards of PCB-contaminated sediment from the river.

The EPA is holding a third public workshop related to the review on Wednesday night in Albany. The agency has been collecting samples from fish, water and sediment this year for the review.

The review comes as New York officials and other critics say they believe dredging crews did not remove enough contaminated sediment.

Until 1977, GE factories discharged into the river more than 1 million pounds of polychlorinated biphenyls, considered a probable carcinogen.

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