Investigating the Floodplain
As part of the Hudson River cleanup, the Upper Hudson River floodplain (low-lying shoreline area) is being evaluated for the presence of PCBs.
In October 2014, General Electric Co. (GE) agreed to conduct a comprehensive study (Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study) of PCB contamination in the Upper Hudson River floodplain. Under the agreement GE is investigating the PCB contamination in a 43-mile stretch of the Hudson River floodplain from Bakers Falls in Hudson Falls, New York to Troy, New York. This study will include an evaluation of human and ecological risks and potential long-term clean up solutions. The EPA will decide on the final cleanup plan with input from the public.
Floodplain sampling is ongoing as part of the comprehensive investigation of the site.
Learn more about the comprehensive study of the Upper Hudson River floodplain:
- Upper Hudson River Floodplain Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Overview Fact Sheet, Summer 2021 (pdf)
- Hudson River Floodplain: Summer 2021 Update (pdf)
- Hudson River Floodplain: Summer 2019 Update
- Hudson River Floodplain: Spring 2018 Update
- 2016 Sampling Summary Community Update, Spring 2017
- 2016 Season Community Update, July 2016
- Press Release (10/01/14): EPA Announces Agreement with GE to Further Investigate Upper Hudson River Floodplain