Dredging of Hudson River for PCBs, nears its end


Saratogian reports: Long after the last barge dredging toxins from the bottom of the upper Hudson River moves on, scientists will track the slow fade in contamination levels.

General Electric Co. expects this year to finish removing some 2.7 million cubic yards of contaminated river sediment — enough to fill two Empire State Buildings — under a Superfund agreement with the federal Environmental Protection Agency. After six years of digging, crews will have removed most of the PCBs on the river bottom discharged decades ago from two GE plants upriver.

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  • Bryndis Hlodversdottir
    published this page in News 2015-06-25 12:46:10 -0400