General Electric Co. officials said Tuesday that the Hudson River dredging will begin this week if weather permits.
The dredging work will commence with a single dredge about 40 miles north of Albany. Work will ramp up over the next few weeks.
GE released poly-chlorinated biphenyls into the river decades ago and is in the middle of a Superfund cleanup that could cost more than $1 billion. It is expected to take four or more years to remove the remaining 2 million cubic yards of sediment from the river bottom.
Dredging Today Staff, May 9, 2012; Image: hudsondredging