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Regulators OK Plan To Dismantle Hudson PCB Cleanup Plant

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Federal regulators have approved General Electric's plan to dismantle a Hudson River PCB cleanup plant used during six years of dredging, which concluded this fall.

The Environmental Protection Agency says Thursday that its approval allows GE to begin dismantling the 110-acre sediment processing plant and restore the site as outlined in the plan. The demobilization plan will continue into 2016.

The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees, a three-member group of government officials, had asked the EPA to delay dismantling the plant in case more dredging is needed. EPA says a temporary facility could be employed if that happens.

The dredging project covered a 40-mile stretch of the river north of Albany.

The village of Fort Edward is considering economic development options for the processing plant site.

© 2015 AP

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