It has been over 25 years since the PCB problem was discovered
in the Hudson River. The EPA has studied the Hudson River pollution problem for over 10 years.
Pollution elsewhere has already been cleaned up. People in the Hudson River Valley have lived
with an unacceptable level of PCBs while GE has developed an endless string of reasons to stall
any efforts to remedy this serious problem. It's time to clean-up the river
Here are some things you can do to help in the fight to clean up the Hudson.
1. STOP BUYING GE LIGHTBULBS, APPLIANCES & SERVICES.
Write to GE's CEO Jack Welch, and then to your local retail store and tell them that you would like them to carry alternatives to GE products until GE agrees to clean-up its mess.
Chairman & CEO
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06431
Phone: (202) 373-2211
Fax: (202) 373-3131
2. WRITE TO THE EPA, AND TELL THEM YOU SUPPORT THE CLEAN-UP.
Even though the public comment period is officially closed, GE is spending millions on a warm and fuzzy advertising campaign to mislead the public. We need to keep the pressure on. Your letter should include the following points:
1. The Hudson River is not cleaning itself and the PCB contamination is not going to go away.
2. GE made the mess and they should pay for the clean-up.
3. Proven technology exists to clean the river safely and GE has already agreed to clean-up up similar sites around the country. Your letter should be addressed to:
Ms. Alison Hess / Mr. Doug Tomchuk
Region 2, U.S. EPA
Hudson River PCBs Public Comment
290 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10007-1866
Phone: (212) 637-5000
Administrator Christine Todd Whitman
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1101A, USEPA Headquarters
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20460
Phone: (202) 260-7960
Fax: (202) 260-0279