Essay on Ge Sustainability Assessment Week 2

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GE's Sustainability Assessment
Week 2 Assignment | AbstractAn analysis of GE's sustainability efforts and missteps, from the years in which the company was under the leadership of Jack Welch to ongoing activities today.
Abdul H Shakur
DeVry University – March 2016 Sustainability Operations Professor: Brad Bergman |

GE's Sustainability Assessment
Week 2 Assignment | AbstractAn analysis of GE's sustainability efforts and missteps, from the years in which the company was under the leadership of Jack Welch to ongoing activities today.
Abdul H Shakur
DeVry University – March 2016 Sustainability Operations Professor: Brad
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The plan is a part of the 2006 legal settlement between GE and the EPA for the Hudson River dredging work.

What are GE's impact on the environment in the past and today
The saga of GE’s impact on the environment didn’t start under Jack Welch or even his predecessor, in fact the ordeal with GE’s persistant use of PCB’ began in 1929 and GE used this substance in their plants, specifically those in who sat on the Hudson River. In fact, for greater “than 40 years, PCBs were widely used as an insulating agent in electrical equipment, including capacitors (devices to store electricity) manufactured by GE,” (Multinational Monitor, 2001).
Accordimg to D'amico, E. (2012), “..by the mid-20th century, a growing body of research suggested that PCBs posed a threat to health and the environment. As those findings gained more substantiation, regulators issued fish-consumption advisories in 1971 for the river.”
GE's remediation efforts to clean up or mitigate environmental damage
In 1979 the EPA, after understanding the risks of PCB’s outlawed the production of the substance. After extensive studies of the impact of GE’s dumping of PCB’s in the Hudson, by the 1980’s declared that more than 200-miles pan of the Hudson River had been contaminated and deemed it a Superfund site. After that, GE would continue to fight the government over the cost of the cleanup of the Hudson for decades.
Finally, in 2002,

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