- Associated Press - Monday, July 17, 2017

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a second public meeting this week about a $1.7 billion cleanup of the Hudson River.

The EPA is taking questions Wednesday night in Saratoga Springs during the public comment period for a recently released review of the Superfund project.

The EPA says that based on the data so far, General Electric’s cleanup of contaminated sediment from the upper Hudson looks like it will protect human health and the environment in the long run.

Many environmentalists and New York elected officials disagree. They want more work done.

GE factories discharged PCBs into the river until the mid-1970s.

The EPA held its first public meeting on the review last month in Poughkeepsie (poh-KIHP’-see). Public comment will be accepted until Sept. 1.

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