USA: Onondaga Lake Dredging Moves Ahead
The job of digging out tons of contaminated sludge from the Onondaga Lake and piping it to Camillus began last Monday and continued non-stop throughout the week.
Marlin, the biggest dredger of the three on the lake, started digging at 7 a.m. Monday and working around the clock through Saturday night, according to syracuse.com.
It is digging off the southwestern shore of the lake, near the staging area just south of Exit 7 on Interstate 690.
Victoria Streitfeld, spokeswoman for Honeywell, which is responsible for the cleanup, said: „The first week of operations went smoothly. Some adjustments and fine-tuning were done, but that did not slow down the work.“
The dredging and capping will continue on the southwestern side of the lake for two years before moving north, where chemicals from Allied, LCP Chemicals and other industries entered through Nine Mile Creek and its tributary, Geddes Brook.
Dredging Today Staff, August 6, 2012