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Hudson dredging aided by low water

PCB cleanup work ahead of year’s goal

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Favorable river conditions have allowed General Electric Co. contractors to exceed their PCB dredging goal by more than 115,000 cubic yards so far this year on the upper Hudson River, a company official said Thursday. The federal Environmental Protection Agency set a goal of 350,000 cubic yards of PCB-contaminated river-bottom sediment to be dredged between May and November this year. The tainted dredge material is loaded onto barges and taken through Champlain Canal Lock 7 ...

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