From the Sunday morning television news talk shows to the daily business report on National Public Radio, a vast American audience is constantly reminded that GE brings good things to life. While most Americans associate GE with kitchen appliances and light bulbs, NBC, and more recently with life-saving medical equipment, there is another, darker side to the GE story.
“Good Things To Life: GE, PCBs, and Our Town”, a feature length documentary, tells the tale of GE, PCBs, and the small city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Good things to life? Not always. In Pittsfield, MA GE’s PCBs have poisoned its workers, contaminated homes, businesses and the Housatonic River. In response, GE workers, sportsmen, and environmentalists have waged and won a 20 year campaign to force a major cleanup.