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Dredging set to start this month

Pieces set in place for much-delayed cleanup

John Haggard, John Haggard, GE’s Hudson River project manager, explains how newly designed buckets work to dredge sediment from the river in this April 30 photo.
Photographer: Bruce Squiers
John Haggard, John Haggard, GE’s Hudson River project manager, explains how newly designed buckets work to dredge sediment from the river in this April 30 photo.
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After 20 years of discussion, controversy, delays, testing and designing, the Hudson River PCB dredging is scheduled to start later this month. A 110-acre, multimillion-dollar river sludge processing and transportation facility in Fort Edward has been built and tested. The complex along the Champlain Barge Canal is ready for the start of dredging of contaminated sediment from the river bottom in mid-May, project officials say. “We are ready to begin when the [Environmental Protection Agency] ...


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Kyle_York
May 4, 2009
9:20 p.m.

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Lee,

I've been privileged to tour the entire site and it is a 100% top-notch state-of-the-art technological marvel. In fact, the DEC and NiMo can't resist the urge and the honor of using such a WorldClass site to process THEIR paltry 20,000 tons of PCB-contaminated river sediment from the Hudson at Queensbury site #557012. It might be less... but the DEC won't release the Report with the specifics, the "SFS for OU2." While the DEC team of Bill Daigle, Kevin Farrar, and David Tromp continue to manage information brilliantly up here, down in Texas negotiations are underway with GE arranging for the Okay to transport "additional" PCBs to the waste dump in Andrews, Texas. You'll be reporting on the "stunning" news here after the mandatory DEC Public Hearings to be held at some ideal time... like Travers weekend or Christmas Day.

-Kyle York
DEC Toxic Site #557012
Consent Order A5-0277-91-11

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