TITLE

City Limits

AUTHOR(S)
Wildman, Sarah
PUB. DATE
March 2000
SOURCE
New Republic;03/06/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 10, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a retrospective look at the town of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where the General Electric Co. (GE) was once the town's major industrial defense center for World War II. Discovery by the Environmental Protection Agency that GE was responsible for contaminating the Housatonic River with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); Potential health risks associated with PCBs; Efforts to clean up the pollutants by GE with costs estimated at $150 million.
ACCESSION #
2837036

 

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