USA: Hudson River Dredging Progresses Well

Hudson River Dredging Progresses Well

General Electric’s $1 billion PCB removal project resumes on the Hudson River, according to

Mark Behan, GE spokesman, said: “This year has been terrific as far as productivity goes.”

The project is expected to remove 2 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment on a 40-mile stretch from Fort Edward to Troy by 2015 or 2016. reports that this year the project will likely hit its half-way point.

Dredge operators on 12-hour shifts work constantly digging out the polluted muck as other machines replace it with clean local sediment.

The work is all overseen by the EPA.


Dredging Today Staff, September 5, 2012; Image: hudsondredging