Hudson River PCB dredging halted; chemicals detected downstream

(FORT EDWARD, N.Y.) — General Electric Co.’s dredging of PCBs from the Hudson River has been suspended because the chemicals have been detected in the water downriver from the project site, the New York Times reported. The Environmental Protection Agency ordered the dredging to be stopped while experts determine how to control the problem. GE may need to limit the number of dredges or use silt curtains.
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By Professional Mariner Staff