House Panel Seeks Scientific Study Of PCB Cleanups At 'Mega Sites'

May 12, 2005
The House Appropriations Committee has ordered EPA and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to again review the effectiveness of dredging sediments contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), with the latest report focusing on dredging at Superfund "mega-sites." But environmentalists are charging the instruction -- contained in the committee's May 11 conference report that accompanies EPA's fiscal year 2006 budget -- is designed to delay dredging at New York's Hudson River, and say they will press New York Democratic Sens. Charles...

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