U.S. Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, M.D. (NY-19) released the following statement in response to the EPA's decision to extend the deadline for the five-year review of clean-up efforts at the Hudson River PCB Superfund Site from the end of April 2012 to the end of May 2012.
"It's very good news that the Environmental Protection Agency has heeded the sensible advice of a consortium of Hudson Valley environmental advocates, in whose behalf I was happy to write requesting an extension of the deadline for the five-year review of the PCB clean-up site in the Hudson River. I'm committed to protecting our environment and our beautiful--and essential--river. Extending the review deadline will allow a more adequate amount of time to assess the progress to date and to determine what remains to be done. Our citizens in the Hudson Valley need to feel confident that this great natural resource will be protected for generations to come."
"I will continue to follow this issue closely and to insist that the EPA devote as much time as necessary to performing an optimal five-year review, in order to achieve as complete a restoration as possible at the PCB clean-up site."