Hudson Dredging: Plan for Remedial Action Work Introduced (USA)
The General Electric Company (GE) has announced the 2013 Remedial Action Work Plan for the Hudson River dredging program.
This Remedial Action Work Plan for Phase 2 for dredging and facility operations in 2013 (2013 RAWP) constitutes GE’s RAWP for the dredging to be performed in the third year of Phase 2.
In addition, GE has submitted to EPA a Phase 2 Final Design Report for 2013, which provides GE’s design plans for the third year of Phase 2.
The Upper Hudson River is defined as the section of river from Fenimore Bridge in Hudson Falls to the Federal Dam at Troy, New York. The ROD calls for, among other things, a remedial action to remove and dispose of sediments containing PCBs from the Upper Hudson River.
Sediments to be removed are defined based on the PCB mass per unit area (MPA) and surface concentration criteria.
The ROD defined three sections of the Upper Hudson River for the sediment remediation activities:
• River Section 1: Former location of Fort Edward Dam to Thompson Island Dam (TID) (from river mile [RM] 194.8 to RM 188.5; approximately 6.3 river miles);
• River Section 2: TID to Northumberland Dam (from RM 188.5 to RM 183.4; approximately 5.1 RM); and
• River Section 3: Northumberland Dam to the Federal Dam at Troy (from RM 183.4 to RM 153.9; approximately 29.5 river miles).
Press Release, June 28, 2013