The Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting that General Electric plans to expand dredging of PCBs on the Hudson River next summer by as much as 100,000 cubic yards.
“A new unloading station will be constructed to allow for more efficient off-loading of material,” said Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Larisa Romanowski. “It will allow for a more expansive operation.”
A standard dump truck holds about 12 cubic yards of material, which means it could take as many as 37,500 dump trucks to hold the amount of sediment project officials are shooting to dredge next year.
The project was slowed last year by flooding and other weather-related setbacks. In all, Federal officials want roughly 2.4 million cubic yards of toxic PCB-laden sediment removed from the riverbed.