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Plan targets Hudson sewage

Six communities, state agree on cleanup projects

The Albany skyline is reflected in the Hudson River on Thursday, January 16, 2014. State officials announced plans to clean the water quality during a press conference in Albany.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
The Albany skyline is reflected in the Hudson River on Thursday, January 16, 2014. State officials announced plans to clean the water quality during a press conference in Albany.
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Sewage pollution in the Hudson River at Albany will be reduced under a $136 million long-term plan announced Thursday by state environmental regulators, the city of Albany and five surrounding communities. The projects will bring the communities into compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and state water quality standards. Under an agreement with the state, the six communities will upgrade sewer systems, disinfect water discharged from combined sewage and stormwater overflows, build green infrastructure ...


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