dredging http://wamc.org en NY Says Company Will Clean PCBs From Lower Hudson http://wamc.org/post/ny-says-company-will-clean-pcbs-lower-hudson <p></p><p></p><p>Atlantic Richfield Co. has agreed to clean up PCB-contaminated soils and Hudson River sediment in Westchester County in a project New York conservation officials estimate will cost more than $250 million.</p><p>The Department of Environmental Conservation says the consent order with ARCO is for the Harbor at Hastings site where its predecessor company, Anaconda Wire &amp; Cable Co., released polychlorinated biphenyls and metals into the soil, groundwater and river sediment from manufacturing operations.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:52:32 +0000 Dave Lucas 81388 at http://wamc.org NY Says Company Will Clean PCBs From Lower Hudson US Gov't Shutdown Won't Stop Dredging http://wamc.org/post/us-govt-shutdown-wont-stop-dredging <p></p><p>General Electric&#39;s dredging of the Hudson River to clean up pollution has continued on pace during the government shutdown:&nbsp; The Environmental Protection Agency says it has been able to oversee the Superfund project despite furloughs.</p><p>Crews under the direction of GE this season have removed 520,000 cubic yards of sediment contaminated by PCBs, exceeding the annual goal set by regulators at the EPA.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:03:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 75254 at http://wamc.org US Gov't Shutdown Won't Stop Dredging GE Takes National Grid To Court http://wamc.org/post/ge-takes-national-grid-court <p>General Electric has filed a lawsuit against National Grid seeking compensation for a share of costs for the $1 billion-plus Superfund cleanup of contaminated sediment from the upper Hudson River.<br>&nbsp;<br>In a federal complaint filed Friday, GE says that in 1973 National Grid's predecessor, Niagara Mohawk, removed an 1880s-era dam downstream of GE plants in Hudson Falls and Fort Edward that caused more than 1 million cubic yards of tainted mud and contaminated sediment to wash downstream.<br> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:21:02 +0000 Dave Lucas 63507 at http://wamc.org GE Takes National Grid To Court 4/30/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/43013-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, and Ray Graf and Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>Today's topics include:</p><ul><li>Dredging</li><li>NBA player, Jason Collins announcing that he is gay</li><li>Sexual harassment in jails Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63467 at http://wamc.org Government Officials Work Toward a Settlement for a Restoration Plan http://wamc.org/post/government-officials-work-toward-settlement-restoration-plan <p></p><p>The Hudson River PCB-cleanup project is about halfway through, and both governmental officials as well as environmental advocates provided an update on the Superfund project Wednesday. What has not yet begun is a project to restore the Hudson River’s natural resources, including fish and wildlife, but planning for the restoration is underway.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:32:10 +0000 Allison Dunne 55978 at http://wamc.org Government Officials Work Toward a Settlement for a Restoration Plan Dredging Set to Start in Polluted Onondaga Lake http://wamc.org/post/dredging-set-start-polluted-onondaga-lake <p>New York State environmental officials say dredging and capping pollution in Onondaga Lake will begin this summer.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>The work is part of a $451 million project at the Superfund site, where contamination has already been targeted with cleanups at industrial sites and improved wastewater treatment.</p><p>Decades of industrial activity poured mercury and other metals along with solvents and PCBs into the lake northwest of Syracuse.</p> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 40230 at http://wamc.org Dredging Set to Start in Polluted Onondaga Lake