Protesters: GE needs to clean up river
Demonstrators in Newburgh are calling on a major corporation to continue cleanup of the Hudson River.
After decades of dumping PCBs into the Hudson River, General Electric started a dredging project in the river to clean up millions of pounds of the toxic chemicals.
Environmentalists and local leaders claim that the company now plans to end the cleanup before it's all finished. "They have to pay out more money, why not do it in the form of more dredging? Do the final cleanup. Get it up and out of here, before you just pack everything up and move away," says Orange County Legislator Christopher Eachus.
Earlier this week, state Assembly members sent a letter to the General Electric chairman and Gov. Cuomo, urging that the cleanup continue.