Nuns, enviros take on GE

When General Electric bigwigs converge on Atlanta for the April 25 shareholders' meeting, nuns from New Jersey will march on downtown.

General Electric bigwigs will gather at the Atlanta Civic Center and protesters, including sisters from the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, will be there asking shareholders to vote for resolutions that they say would improve the company's environmental, labor and social policies.

Activists will clamor for a resolution that would phase out GE's production of nuclear reactors. Folks from the Coosa River Basin Initiative will be on hand to pressure GE to clean up the PCB contamination the company left in Rome, Ga., and the nearby Coosa River.

The nuns will be there to ask company executives to disclose how much money they spent fighting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to make the company clean up a 40 mile stretch of the Hudson River that's contaminated with PCBs. The area is the largest Superfund site in the country.??

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