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GE getting help on PCB monitoring from Beacon Institute


The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries has deployed its second real-time monitoring station in the Hudson River near the General Electric PCB area just north of Thompson Island Dam, to provide minute-to-minute data on the condition of the river. GE provided some of the equipment and help in setting up the device, which measures physical, chemical and biological information about the river. The institute and the company are collaborating to enhance monitoring of the upper Hudson, in particular the movement of sediments and polychlorinated biphenyls in the river during dredging. Data collected in the research effort will be made available publicly, and will be shared with state and federal regulatory agencies.

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