general electric http://wamc.org en Assemblyman Santabarbara: Manufacturing Deal Good For Region http://wamc.org/post/assemblyman-santabarbara-manufacturing-deal-good-region <p>The mills and factories of Upstate New York were often the first step toward a new life for immigrants to America many years ago. Companies such as General Electric in Schenectady and the rug-makers of Amsterdam provided the work for the Irish, Germans, Italians and others who came to stake their claims in America. Many of those factories and mills are gone, but there's new high-tech manufacturing under way in upstate highlighted again by Tuesday's announcement of a $500 million consortium involving the state and General Electric. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Brian Shields 94992 at http://wamc.org Assemblyman Santabarbara: Manufacturing Deal Good For Region EPA Delivers Update On Hudson River PCB Cleanup Project http://wamc.org/post/epa-delivers-update-hudson-river-pcb-cleanup-project <p>The Hudson River PCB cleanup project is nearly 75 percent complete as the fourth season of dredging comes to a close. An Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator delivered a progress report while an environmental group is calling on General Electric to clean up additional PCBs.&nbsp;</p><p>EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck says the 2013 dredging season comes to a close in a few days, putting the entire project about a year ahead of schedule.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 23:43:26 +0000 Allison Dunne 77122 at http://wamc.org EPA Delivers Update On Hudson River PCB Cleanup Project Berkshire Communities Join In PCB Cleanup http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-communities-join-pcb-cleanup <p>Several Berkshire, Massachusetts County communities are banding together, figuring there's strength in numbers when it comes seeking financial compensation from General Electric during the PCB cleanup of the Housatonic River.</p><p>Lenox last week joined Lee, Stockbridge, Great Barrington and Sheffield to join the effort, and Pittsfield is expected to join Tuesday.</p><p>Nathaniel Karns, executive director of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, tells The Berkshire Eagle that together the communities can hire a law firm to negotiate with GE.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:18:00 +0000 Jaired Crofut 76053 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Communities Join In PCB Cleanup GE Considering Closure Of Fort Edward Plant http://wamc.org/post/ge-considering-closure-fort-edward-plant <p>Close to 200 workers in Fort Edward are facing layoffs after General &nbsp;Electric announced that it is considering a shutdown of an upstate manufacturing facility, unless an otherwise agreement is reached with the union representing employees.</p><p></p><p>GE Energy Management has announced that it intends to move all manufacturing operations from its Fort Edward plant to a facility in Clearwater, Florida. The move would close the Fort Edward plant, and 198 employees could be affected.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:36:38 +0000 Lucas Willard 74020 at http://wamc.org GE Considering Closure Of Fort Edward Plant Stakeholders Raise Concerns Over PCB Cleanup In Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/stakeholders-raise-concerns-over-pcb-cleanup-berkshires <p></p><p>Representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, General Electric, and the state governments of Connecticut and Massachusetts, recently met with stakeholders to provide updates on the cleanup plan for removing PCB’s from the Housatonic River and Silver Lake in Pittsfield.</p><p></p><p>At an EPA Housatonic River Citizens Coordinating Council meeting at the Lenox Library Wednesday evening, community stakeholders raised concerns over information presented on a status update of the cleanup project at Silver Lake in Pittsfield.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 19:13:28 +0000 Lucas Willard 64849 at http://wamc.org Stakeholders Raise Concerns Over PCB Cleanup In Berkshires GE Agrees to Analyze Risks from Additional Hudson River PCBs http://wamc.org/post/ge-agrees-analyze-risks-additional-hudson-river-pcbs <p>General Electric has agreed to analyze its potential liability in relation to recently-discovered PCBs in the upper Hudson River. GE will soon resume its remediation of PCBs it discharged into the Hudson decades ago, and at least one environmental group hopes the company will incorporate the additional dredging this year.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:01:25 +0000 Allison Dunne 59666 at http://wamc.org GE Agrees to Analyze Risks from Additional Hudson River PCBs GE to study Hudson River cleanup expansion http://wamc.org/post/ge-study-hudson-river-cleanup-expansion <p>General&nbsp;Electric Co. says it will study a possible expansion of its PCB cleanup of the upper Hudson River after a request by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.</p><p>GE, which released poly-chlorinated biphenyls into the river decades ago, is preparing for a fourth season of dredging as part of a federal Superfund project. But DiNapoli says Monday that GE could potentially be found liable for contamination outside the Superfund site and filed a shareholder resolution calling on the company to evaluate its risks.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:05:19 +0000 Dave Lucas 59634 at http://wamc.org GE to study Hudson River cleanup expansion Government Officials Work Toward a Settlement for a Restoration Plan http://wamc.org/post/government-officials-work-toward-settlement-restoration-plan <p></p><p>The Hudson River PCB-cleanup project is about halfway through, and both governmental officials as well as environmental advocates provided an update on the Superfund project Wednesday. What has not yet begun is a project to restore the Hudson River’s natural resources, including fish and wildlife, but planning for the restoration is underway.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:32:10 +0000 Allison Dunne 55978 at http://wamc.org Government Officials Work Toward a Settlement for a Restoration Plan Morning headlines with Mike Spain of the Albany Times-Union http://wamc.org/post/morning-headlines-mike-spain-albany-times-union-53 <p>WAMC&#39;s David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times-Union.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:06:17 +0000 David Guistina 42762 at http://wamc.org Morning headlines with Mike Spain of the Albany Times-Union