34 workers in Schenectady are losing their jobs as General Electric has announced it will stop manufacturing a high-tech battery.

The speaker of the New York Assembly says any talks about convincing GE executives to relocate their headquarters back to New York should include discussions on the company’s Superfund cleanup of PCB’s in the Hudson River that’s about to end.


Communities along the Hudson held a candlelight vigil last night to pressure General Electric and Governor Andrew Cuomo to clean up additional PCBs from the river.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain about the end of GE's PCB cleanup on the Hudson River and the increase in Bears especially in the Catskills.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about GE's newest startup, a fuel cell business that will operate from the Saratoga Technology and Energy Park in Malta and the high cost of school supplies.


Lawmakers in Saratoga County have passed a resolution calling on General Electric to monitor flood plains along the Hudson River for chemical contamination. 

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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. 

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.

Dredging Crews Back On Hudson River

Jun 18, 2013
Albert Bridge

Crews are back dredging the upper Hudson River in New York after high water forced a temporary suspension last week.

General Electric Co. says work on the multi-year Superfund project resumed Monday on two areas north of Albany contaminated by PCBs. Heavy rains and high water forced crews off the river late Wednesday.

Crews began a fourth season of the project April 29. They are more than halfway done with the goal of removing 2.65 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment from a 40-mile stretch of the upper Hudson.

GE released PCBs into the river decades ago.

A third year of dredging for PCBs has begun on the upper Hudson River. The Environmental Protection Agency says dredging started for the season Wednesday. WAMC’s Dave Lucas has more…

General Electric Co. plans to start with a single dredge about 40 miles north of Albany and ramp up work over the next few weeks.  Three to four dredges will eventually be operating all day, six days a week along a two-mile stretch of river south of Fort Edward.