Floods move Hudson River PCBs

By on March 20, 2012

Opponents to a 2009 project to dredge PCB-tainted sediment from the Hudson River were concerned that the work would stir the chemical into the water and contaminate areas downstream. Now the New York Department of Environmental Conservation says that spring flooding last year moved PCBs downstream, but it would have been even worse if not for the dredging, according to a report from the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Supporters of dredging the PCBs, which were dumped in the river by General Electric in the mid-’90s, say the findings validate the decision to remove the chemicals.

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About Jeff Gillies

Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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