USA: Fox River Dredging Kicks Off
The Fox River dredging project has resumed after a federal appeals court denied NCR’s request for a temporary stay.
According to the JS Online, NCR is under federal court order to remove and clean at least 660,000 cubic yards of sediment this summer from the Fox River.
U.S. District Judge William Griesbach issued the order even as legal wrangling continues over which paper companies will be held financially responsible for deposits of toxic PCBs in the river.
Under the judge’s ruling, full-scale sediment remediation work must take place five days a week, 24 hours a day, through at least Nov. 9.
Dredging Today Staff, May 16, 2012; Image: dnr.wi.gov