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EPA issues new PCB dredging rules for GE in NY

Associated Press: General Electric must remove more PCB-tainted sediment from the Hudson River and will have to take better samples of the river bottom when it resumes dredging in the spring, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. Environmental groups said the new standards will ultimately mean a cleaner river but criticized the EPA for allowing GE to cap -- or, leave covered-over PCBs in the river -- up to 11 percent of the total project area, not counting rocky or other hard-to-reach areas. When those...