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As PCB dredging moves downriver, plenty of questions remain

A clamshell digger dredges the Hudson River in Stillwater on Aug. 14.
A clamshell digger dredges the Hudson River in Stillwater on Aug. 14.
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Even 25 miles downstream from where General Electric once dumped toxic polychlorinated biphenyls into the Hudson River, those PCBs linger.

They are found in the river bottom sediments sometimes in the hundreds of parts per million, enough to raise concerns about wildlife and human health. The government would like to see PCBs, classified as carcinogenic, at no more than one part per million.

This summer, the massive GE-funded Hudson River PCB dredging project has ...

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charles
August 24, 2014
11:28 a.m.

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the whole project should have been done DRY! coffer dams could have been built and the pcbs hauled away dry. I suggested this during comment period before the project was begun.

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