24 March 2003 00:00 [Source: ICB Americas]The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says dredging of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from the upper Hudson River will be put off until spring 2006, about a one-year delay from the original plan.
The EPA regional administrator Jane Kenny attributes the delay to the complexity of the $500 million cleanup project and ongoing negotiations with General Electric Company (GE).
The EPA has determined that tons of PCBs should be dredged from hot spots along a 40-mile stretch of the river north of Albany. GE is being held financially responsible for the cleanup under the Superfund law.
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