Housatonic River Cleanup GE asked to ...

Housatonic River Cleanup GE asked to fix plan

There are 13 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Jan 21, 2010, titled Housatonic River Cleanup GE asked to fix plan. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given General Electric six months to submit a new proposal for cleaning a 10-mile stretch of the Housatonic River that remains polluted with PCBs.

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missing mom still

Albany, NY

#1 Jan 22, 2010
general electric co had better clean it up and quickly, i live between newell and fred garner park, since 1964, my mother lived here since she was born, my grandfather moved in around 1930. we live along the housatonic river, we have had five cases of cancer in our home. i was very young when my mom died from it. i think g e owes me and my family a considerable sum of money. it was their fault my family was exposed to their pollution.
The truth

Delmar, NY

#2 Jan 22, 2010
It's very sad I lost my aunt last year she lived on Tennyson ave. People don't understand why I scoff projects like the becon cinema, William stanly park and the cover up of hill 78 (the toxic dump site behind a school.) people are dying use the money to help them have a cleaner neighborhood. I'm Not just a sinicle naysayer.
The truth

Delmar, NY

#3 Jan 22, 2010
http://www.buildersnetworkonline.com I don't know if this will help anyone but in the contact section where it asks how much money you want to spend on building a new home, do have land or want them to sell you land ect, ect they ask if you own a Lakewood home specifically. Anyone living in the Lakewood neighborhood should check this out.
Clean it up

Williamstown, MA

#4 Jan 22, 2010
I grew up in that area off Holmes Rd. The river would flood every year, from the Holmes Rd bridge, all the way to the treatment plant. Not just a little flooding either. The homes across from Pomeroy ave, would have water up to there back doors. Every low lying area from that bridge south, would be under four or more feet of water, & once the water receded, all the sediment could be seen until the field grass grew over it. We used to throw rocks in the water, behind Joseph Dr, & watch the rainbows of oil surface to the top. If it's going to be cleaned up, than make sure it's all cleaned.
Prove me wrong

Albany, NY

#5 Jan 22, 2010
Anyone seen the findings released about the dredging in the upper Husdon River? The PCB count in the river water going downstream is 25 times higher than the "experts" predicted.
Mink Frog

Chicopee, MA

#7 Jan 22, 2010
Everyone in Pittsfield should read the article in the December 2009 Harper's magazine. Good information about GE, the Hudson, and even the Housatonic.
The truth

Delmar, NY

#8 Jan 23, 2010
If you have access to the article please cut and paste it here. You have to pay for a subscription to read it.
rob

United States

#9 Jan 23, 2010
growing up next to the river, I never considered getting in, falling in, or other as the papermill pollution made the river look and smell like a port-a-potty. It makes me sad that the experience of a pristine river was stolen from me by the evil industrialist and their paper money manufacture. Of course, then GE with its hidden pollution caused by the workers that cleaned up their waste of transformer coolant by washing it down the drain. Are any of the union retirees on the hook for their willing pollution participation?
Dalton Dave

Clifton Park, NY

#10 Jan 24, 2010
Technology exists today to clean up contamination in place. Problem for GE is that it costs more money than dreging and landfilling. GE wants to get off with the least cost.

Due to the suspected and proven health effects to humans and the environment, the PCBs should be cleaned up and not just to the Woods pond dam. The clean-up should extend all the way to LI Sound.
Community Disorganizer

Newtown, CT

#11 Jan 24, 2010
What a waste of a billion dollar. The money would have been better spent buying up watershed and open space land.
John DeVillian

Leicester, MA

#12 Jan 24, 2010
That's like asking a WEASEL to clean up the hen house.

Since: May 08

Queensbury, NY

#13 Jan 25, 2010
Dalton Dave wrote:
Technology exists today to clean up contamination in place. Problem for GE is that it costs more money than dreging and landfilling. GE wants to get off with the least cost.
Due to the suspected and proven health effects to humans and the environment, the PCBs should be cleaned up and not just to the Woods pond dam. The clean-up should extend all the way to LI Sound.
SEMPER FI

“Google Operation Northwoods”

Since: Aug 10

** 9-11 was an inside job **

#14 Jan 19, 2013
EPA and GE say
"There is no reliable evidence that exposure to PCBs at the levels found in the Housatonic are associated with adverse health effects in humans."
And they give us a show thinking that we will baaaaaalieve it.
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GE destroyed Pittsfield along with the greedy ,corrupt politicians.

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