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When 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl asked about GE polluting the Hudson River GEs chairman Dr Welch insisted We didnt dump We had a permit from the US Government and the State of New York to do exactly what we did Do you think Id come to work in a company that would do that or condone that I wouldnt do it Lesley This is nuts Well it turns out that maybe it wasnt so nuts after all for GEs critics to use the D word and maybe Dr Welch would work in a company that would do just exactly that - dump Heller 2000 In any corporation the individual members of the corporate board of directors bear ultimate ethical and moral responsibility for a companys decisions and corporate actions In this case the individual members of GEs corporate board bear primary and ultimate responsibility for the Companys manner in delaying and avoiding clean up of the firms PCB mess in the Hudson River What once was an amber manufacturing oil is now an invisible plague on New Yorks signature waterway and the debate about how best to clean it up continues to rage more than two decades after it began Increasingly potentially responsible parties are becoming advocates of a view that natural recovery or processes that reduce the need for costly cleanup of contaminated sediments On the other hand in three separate reviews both the State Department of Environmental conservation DEC and the Environmental Protection Agency EPA have indicated that dredging would provide substantial environmental benefits with either few or relatively minor adverse impacts Heller 2000 Compared to natural recovery dredging buried PCBs from the Hudson River bottom would be a significantly faster and more efficient way to reduce sediment PCB levels PCB contamination is considered the most serious environmental problem affecting the Hudson River PCBs or polychlorinated biphenyls are a group of chemicals consisting of 209 individual compounds PCBs were widely used
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