NY Says Company Will Clean PCBs From Lower Hudson

Jan 7, 2014

Credit Courtesy of Riverkeeper

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.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says the consent order with ARCO is for the Harbor at Hastings site where its predecessor company, Anaconda Wire & Cable Co., released polychlorinated biphenyls and metals into the soil, groundwater and river sediment from manufacturing operations.

The remedy calls for first containing the liquid PCBs, dredging, excavating contaminated soil, backfilling and covering the site with soil while protecting adjacent areas.

A representative of ARCO/BP America, says they've been working with state and village officials and Riverkeeper on a remedy that will lay groundwork for returning its portion of the property at Hastings-on-Hudson to productive use.

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