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    The Legal Battle Between General Electric and New York

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    Throughout 1950s-1970s, GE as well as countless other small mills and factories dumped an abundant amount of PCBs and other waste into the Hudson River. Now, in the present day, GE is being asked to bear the financial responsibility of cleaning up the Hudson River, is this fair?

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    I believe that it is absolutely fair that GE should bear the financial responsibility of cleaning up the Hudson River, due to the fact that is readily apparent that GE is responsible for the vast majority of the PCBs and other waste that was dumped into the Hudson River for two decades or more. Even though this practice may not have been illegal at the time, that the dumping of this waste into the Hudson River was taking place, scientists and engineers at GE are very intelligent individuals, and were in all probability very aware of the detrimental effects ...

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    The legal battles between General Electric and New York are examined.

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