Two Rivers Run Amok

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In recent decades the General Electric Corporation has polluted both the Housatonic River in western Massachusetts and New York’s Hudson River with cancer-causing chemicals. GE is spending millions to deal with PCB pollution in the Housatonic, but has so far been able to resist calls for a similar clean-up of the Hudson. Amy Eddings says the difference has more to do with politics than pollution levels.

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