Environmentalists Call for More Dredging of Hudson River

A coalition of environmental groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, and the Sierra Club, Thursday filed a petition to the U.S. EPA asking General Electric to conduct additional PCB dredging in the Hudson River.

The petitioners are claiming that GE would leave behind more PCB contaminants in the Hudson River than it was originally estimated back in 2005.

The GE carried out dredging operations in the Upper Hudson in an effort to remove sediments laden with the PCBs that it had dumped into the river for decades.

In October of 2015, GE announced that it had completed the dredging program, which EPA declared a success, and on November 12, 2015, EPA approved the decommissioning of the dewatering facility and other critical infrastructure that had supported the dredging operations.

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Jul 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

10TH Annual Conference Dredging in India

The conference will focus on strategies and solutions to meet the future dredging requirements…

read more >

Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019

Conference Theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the increasing awareness about the need to find suitable…

read more >

PORTS Conference

The PORTS Conference series is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply