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8. Industrial Pollution in the Hudson River

In the days when industry depended on water power, many factories were located along the upper Hudson. The fast-flowing river provided both power to operate machinery and a convenient means of waste disposal. Some of the wastes discharged by these industries have proven to be long-lived, like the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) discharged over the years by General Electric manufacturing plants in Fort Edward and Hudson Falls.

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Old industrial plants at Hudson Falls
Old industrial plants at Hudson Falls on the upper Hudson