General Electric revises Hudson dredging plan
General Electric plans to dredge about one-third less of the PCB-tainted soil in the Hudson River than previously planned, according to a decision announced at a citizens’ advisory group meeting Thursday.
Instead, GE will focus on a hotspot near Troy and expects to remove more of the contaminant as a result.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency signed off on the company’s conclusion. The large-scale dredging is expected to begin in spring 2009. General Electric discharged polychlorinated biphenyls, an oil-like insulating material suspected as a carcinogen, into the river until the 1970s.