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Expanded dredging sought along Hudson

Officials ask GE to clean PCBs in canal, floodplains

State Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, gives an interview Wednesday at the Hudson Crossing Park kayak launch in Northumberland, which was posted this spring with warnings about continued PCB contamination.
State Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, gives an interview Wednesday at the Hudson Crossing Park kayak launch in Northumberland, which was posted this spring with warnings about continued PCB contamination.
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Two warning signs went up this spring at the new kayak launch at Hudson Crossing Park, telling users the soil may contain PCBs. They were put up after testing found PCBs at the launch, even though they were already dredged last year from upstream sections of the Hudson River. Local officials are afraid such signs and others like them will discourage kayakers and other recreational users of the river, which could hurt efforts to develop ...

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