EPA Announces Start of Hudson River Dredging

The long awaited and historic dredging of the Upper Hudson River to remove PCB-contaminated sediment began May 15 near Roger’s Island in Fort Edward, NY. The start of the first phase of the six-year dredging project is being conducted under a 2006 consent agreement with the General Electric Company.  The PCB-laden dirt will be loaded onto railcars for ultimate disposal at a permitted landfill facility in Andrews, Texas. The entire project will remove an estimated 1.8 million cubic yards of sediment and 113,000 kg of PCBs.  


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