GE’s dredging of PCB sediment slowly resumes in Hudson River

(ALBANY, N.Y.) — After a three-day stoppage due to high PCB levels downstream, General Electric Co. has resumed its dredging in the Hudson River, the Times-Union newspaper reported. The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing three dredges to resume work, down from the previous flotilla of 11 dredges before the shutdown. PCB levels downstream are now within acceptable levels, and officials continue to monitor them and allow a gradual ramp-up in the number of dredges at work.
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By Professional Mariner Staff