USA: Hudson River Dredging Set to Begin

Hudson River Dredging Set to Begin

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