This Tuesday evening, from 5:30 to 8 pm, Scenic Hudson, Riverkeeper, Green Beacon Coalition, and the City of Beacon will convene for a public meeting, aka a "Night of Action," at Scenic Hudson's River Center at Long Dock Park in Beacon to discuss the findings from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of whether General Electric (GE) completed its cleanup of decades-long releasing of toxic chemicals into the Hudson River.
The EPA produced a draft Five-Year Review. According to Scenic Hudson: "The draft Five-Year Review outlines the goals of the cleanup and whether or not these goals have been met and if the remedy is functioning as intended. EPA is stating that the project 'will be protective' of human health and the environment in 53 years, but state and federal agencies are saying a century or more."
During the event, Scenic Hudson will show a presentation that will walk through the Five-Year Review and its findings. The groups are hoping that the presentation will help provide the audience with talking points to spread via word-of-mouth. They also will collect public comments that will be submitted to the EPA by the September 1 deadline, calling on the EPA to change their determination and require additional cleanup from GE.
The event will also include a screening of a new clip from filmmaker Jon Bowermaster, a Q + A discussion, and a comment-writing opportunity for guests to fill out postcards that will be mailed to the EPA.