Whether the delay-specific 'tab' for GE shareholders is $122 million--or even more of the $800 million of PCB-related costs--the bottom line is clear: this is a staggering amount of money and an astounding use of corporate funds to postpone the inevitable. The fact is that GE will have to clean up its toxic PCB pollution.

There are concerns that a number of groups that live along the river have with the proposed next steps to initiate the cleanup, namely that the GE plan does not utilize the sophisticated technology that is available. We're hoping that GE and the EPA will decide to use the most sophisticated technology, which would then assure us that additional contamination would not happen.