General Electric (GE -0.7%) says it's agreed to examine expanding its cleanup of pollutants from...

|About: General Electric Company (GE)|By:, SA News Editor

General Electric (GE -0.7%) says it's agreed to examine expanding its cleanup of pollutants from a section of New York’s Hudson River after state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli sought an investor vote on a study to widen the project. GE, which has already spent over $1B on cleanup efforts, discharged as much as 1.3M pounds of carcinogens into the river over a three-decade span, will complete a review this year to determine whether removing more contaminated dirt will help reduce future penalties.