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Final Season Of Hudson River Dredging Begins

Dredging of the Hudson River

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and General Electric have announced the start of the final season of dredging on the Hudson River.

The announcements Thursday marked the sixth and final season of dredging PCB-contaminated sediments from the bottom of a 40-mile stretch of the upper Hudson between Fort Edward and Troy.

Approximately 2.5 million tons of sediment have been removed to date.

EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck said the amount of contaminants removed is a “tremoundous accomplishment.”

GE says at the end of this year 3.3 million tons will have been removed. Habitat restoration work is scheduled to continue into 2016.

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