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  • 25 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The next (virtual) meeting of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site Community Advisory Group (CAG) will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2020.  At the meeting, EPA will provide an update on status of various current project activities and the long-term monitoring activities (water, fish, sediment, and caps). According to their official announcement, EPA will […]

  • 15 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has modified a plan to address sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at the Grasse River Superfund Site in Massena, New York. The modification calls for removal of an additional 90,000 cubic yards of sediment from an area of the river near Snug Harbor, instead of capping. “EPA continues […]

  • 6 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    As the Environmental Protection Agency is about to release a second five-year review of the Hudson River Superfund site to determine whether the dredging remedy is complete, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are calling on EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to deny a certificate of completion to General Electric at this time. […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Construction work is expected to resume later this month on a facility in Massena, New York, to support the $243 million dredging project to clean up PCBs from the Grasse River. When constructed, the facility will be used as a staging area to support future dredging and capping operations. Before dredging work can start, the […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The environmental groups Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson along with the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County will host a public meeting today in Mechanicville to discuss PCBs in the Hudson River and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s cleanup efforts. “The event also offers a chance to connect with other concerned citizens, and there will be help for […]

  • 21 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting in Otsego, MI, to discuss its proposed plan to clean up PCBs and other contaminants in the stretch of the Kalamazoo River between the Otsego City Dam and the former Plainwell Dam. The area is also known as Area 2 of the Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCBs, from the bottom of the New Bedford Harbor is the No. 1 source of airborne PCBs in the neighborhoods surrounding the port, according to new research by the University of Iowa and Boston University School of Public Health. In fact, airborne PCB emissions from the harbor are so […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Last Tuesday, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation released its independent report on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s review of the cleanup of PCBs in the Hudson River. It found that dredging performed by General Electric to clean up a portion of the PCBs from the Hudson River was not protective of human health or […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public workshop to discuss the progress of the second five-year review for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. This is the third of several workshops that are being held to involve the public during the five-year review process for the Hudson River […]

  • 14 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just announced that the next meeting of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site Community Advisory Group (CAG) will be held Thursday, July 21st 2016, at the Saratoga Town Hall. The main aim of these meetings is to discuss the second five-year review for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site. The […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Exide Corporation and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) have announced that the presence of Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were detected in select dredge sediment samples that were collected from the currently stockpiled dredge materials that are located on the former Exide site in Fairfield. The presence of PCBs in the stockpiled dredge spoils […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold the first of several workshops with the Hudson River PCBs Site Community Advisory Group on Thursday, May 5, 2016, to discuss the second five-year review for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site. The purpose of the five-year review is to ensure that the Hudson River cleanup is working […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The next meeting of the Hudson River PCBs Site Community Advisory Group (CAG) will be Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Saratoga Spa State Park Administration Building. The Hudson River CAG represents interests that were identified in EPA’s April 2003 Draft Community Involvement Plan for the site. All general meetings of the CAG are open […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc. manufactured electronics parts at a 26-acre facility at 333 Hamilton Boulevard in South Plainfield from […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Research & Development, Technology

    A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering have developed a novel approach that could greatly enhance the effectiveness of destroying polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the environment. They discovered three powerful bacteria from a genus called Dehalococcoides which can degrade PCBs. In addition, the researchers also developed an effective […]

  • 5 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Dredging of a highly contaminated canal along the shore of Lake Michigan has begun, triggering fears among some experts that the project could release harmful chemicals into an Indiana community. To dig a deeper canal for ships, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is removing large volumes of contaminated sediment – equivalent to about 160 […]

  • 3 November 2011

    General Electric Co. has told state regulators that a series of wells and tunnels designed to keep PCB-contaminated groundwater from seeping… (cbs6albany) [mappress] Source: cbs6albany, November 3, 2011;  

  • 27 October 2011

    The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to present a plan to the public on how to address concerns surrounding Twelve Mile River in … (wyff4) [mappress] Source: wyff4, October 27, 2011

  • 24 October 2011

    Even as the second season of PCB dredging in the Hudson River comes to an end, emerging research points to links between the pollutant and… More info: lohud By Greg Clary [mappress] Source: lohud, October 24, 2011;

  • 12 September 2011

    University of Iowa researchers have found high levels of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the deep sediments lining the Indiana… (uiowa) [mappress] Source: uiowa, September 12, 2011

  • 10 June 2011

    Workers resumed dredging toxic PCBs from the upper Hudson River this week — a massive effort that will take five to seven years to… BY SCOTT FALLON (northjersey) [mappress] Source: northjersey, June 10, 2011    

  • 11 May 2011

    New tests show the recent flooding of the upper Hudson River did not create widespread PCB pollution along the shore. There were concerns that the heavy flooding would kick up PCBs from the river bottom. But federal regulators say recent testing of so-called flood mud from Fort Edward to Waterford did not reveal widespread contamination […]

  • 13 January 2010
    Project & Tenders

    University of Iowa researchers have confirmed that sediments of the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal (IHSC) in East Chicago, Ind., are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). [mappress] Source: Science Daily, January 12, 2010

  • 25 May 2020
    Business & Finance

     The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recently completed removal of nearly 14,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the Donna Reservoir and Canal System Superfund site in South Texas. The sediment was removed from a half-mile section of the canal with the highest concentration of contamination from polychlorinated biphenyls […]

  • 21 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The dredging operations are currently underway for what is believed to be the final stretch for the Fox River Cleanup Project, the FOX 11 News reports. This cleanup scheme is designed to reduce risk to human health and the environment due to the presence of PCBs – polychlorinated biphenyls – in Fox River sediment. It’s […]

  • 2 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The next meeting of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site Community Advisory Group (CAG) will take place on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY.  During the meeting, EPA will provide an update on status of various current project activities and the long-term monitoring activities (water, fish, sediment, […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    An Environmental Protection Agency community advisory group (CAG) will host a meeting to discuss the cleanup of a Superfund sites along the Kalamazoo River. The EPA formed this Kalamazoo River CAG to act as a public forum for anyone interested in learning about the site cleanup, talk about community needs and concerns, and develop recommendations […]

  • 22 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal law when it issued a “Certificate of Completion” to General Electric Company for Hudson River PCB Cleanup. As reported, the EPA issued the certificate to GE on April 11, 2019, finding that the […]

  • 28 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Partrac GeoMarine Inc., the Houston based Marine Survey and Consultancy company, has won a 3-year contract to demonstrate a new tool for mapping the in situ distribution of Contaminants of Concern (COCs) in aquatic sediments. The award is part of the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) environmental technology […]