Saturday, June 21, 2008

This morning we met with David King, Director of the EPA Field Office in Hudson Falls, NY. He provided a fantastic and comprehensive overview of the PCB clean-up that is taking place on the Hudson River. There will be 40 miles of the river being dredged. Not all of the river will be dredged, just the hot spots. The main areas will be the first six miles from Hudson Falls south.

The major activities currently taking place are the construction of the water treatment facility, wharf, train tracks, and other areas needed to unload the barges of PCB containing materials. The dredging will not happen until next year. After the PCBs are removed, a foot of new materials will be put back into the river to help rehabilitate the river. For more information on the PCB cleanup, go to the US EPA website ( There are some excellent resources available.

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