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8:23 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Dredging Crews Back On Hudson River

Dredging the River Lagan, Belfast -  2010/11 (12) (Albert Bridge) / CC BY-SA 2.0
Dredging the River Lagan, Belfast - 2010/11 (12) (Albert Bridge) / CC BY-SA 2.0
Credit Albert Bridge

Crews are back dredging the upper Hudson River in New York after high water forced a temporary suspension last week.

General Electric Co. says work on the multi-year Superfund project resumed Monday on two areas north of Albany contaminated by PCBs. Heavy rains and high water forced crews off the river late Wednesday.

Crews began a fourth season of the project April 29. They are more than halfway done with the goal of removing 2.65 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment from a 40-mile stretch of the upper Hudson.

GE released PCBs into the river decades ago.

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