Present DayHistorically, the Hudson River has proven to be a valuable source of power for manufacturing purposes. The General Electric Company (GE) established a manufacturing plant, which originally produced parts for World war II bombers. After the war, the GE plants in both Hudson Falls and Fort Edward began to produce electrical capacitors and transformers, both of which used polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) as a coolant.In the course of 30 years, GE , along with several paper companies, released 1.3 million pounds of PCBs into the Hudson River. This was a legal act until 1977, when the United States Federal Government prohibited any further use of PCBs due to health concerns. In 2002, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered a clean-up of the Hudson River between the towns of Fort Edward and Tory, NY. GE has committed itself to the removal of PCBs with its dredging project that began in 2008.
|Placed By||Rogers Island Visitor Center|
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|Date Added||Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 614614 N 4791239|
|Decimal Degrees||43.26525000, -73.58775000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 15.915', W 73° 35.265'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 15' 54.9" N, 73° 35' 15.9" W|
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