The environmental groups says the latest federal review of the PCB cleanup of the upper Hudson River provides more evidence that the dredging area should be expanded, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A coalition of environmentalists said the review also acknowledges that PCBs in one stretch of the river will be reduced about half as much as originally expected because some spots with high PCB levels are outside the dredging zone.
The EPA said additional dredging would clean up the river faster, but it noted that other state and federal agencies have the authority to address the issue.
“Decisions about how to address these higher levels of contamination need to be addressed now as part of this cleanup“, said attorney Lawrence Levine of the Natural Resources Defense Council, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Dredging Today Staff, June 7, 2012; Image: hudsondredging