Press Release

Senator Gillibrand Statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Five-Year Review of PCB Contamination in the Hudson River

Jun 1, 2017

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s five-year review of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination in the Hudson River:

“Clean water should not be debatable for families in New York. This decision is awful news for the Capital Region, the Hudson Valley, and all of the families who live near the Hudson River. I am disappointed that the EPA couldn’t muster up the courage to do the job they set out to do and clean up the Hudson. This decision is now entering a 30-day comment period before it is made final, and I encourage all New Yorkers to raise their voices and demand that the EPA finish the job of removing the remaining PCBs.”