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PCBS: GE’S AND THE EPA’S TOXIC LEGACY
April 18, 2016 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Scenic Hudson and WAMC present a free screening of the new short film PCBs: GE’s and the EPA’s Toxic Legacy. This powerful and provocative documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Jon Bowermaster showcases how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poised to sign off on General Electric’s cleanup of toxic PCBs in the Hudson River—despite the project’s failure to meet its goals to protect human health and the environment. Featuring experts including Dr. David O. Carpenter, director of the University at Albany’s Institute for Health and the Environment, the film details newly documented serious health risks people in riverfront communities face from chronic exposure to PCBs.
Following the screening, WAMC’s Alan Chartock will moderate a panel discussion with Dr. Carpenter, state Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner and Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan. AND—Details also will be provided on how the public can help heal the Hudson by hosting community screenings of the film and taking action via social media.