Dredging the Hudson River

Elizabeth Kaiser

By Laura Fleming, SRS Crisafulli President and CFO

SRS Crisafulli follows the activities of our larger corporate cousins tackling tough environmental remediation dredging projects.  One of the toughest is the Hudson River EPA PCB GE cleanup.

Video Source: Hudson Dredging Video; General Electric logo The Hudson River Dredging Project

Dredging has resumed in the Upper Hudson River for the 2012 season - Phase II Year 2. Massachusetts based Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co., LLC is performing the dredging.  The crews are working 24/6 on this seasonal, multi-year project.

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 Photo Source:  Cashmandredging.com; "Hudson River PCB Remediation Phase II 2012"

350,000 cubic yards, or 400,000 tons, of sediment will be dredged from the Hudson River this year.  The sediment will be unloaded, processed, dewatered, and disposed of.

Cheers to Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting as they move forward on this difficult river cleanup. 

 

 General Electric logo The Hudson River Dredging Project - read more

 

GE has published a series of technical papers for the Hudson River Dredging Project.  As this is a PCB project, evaluation of resuspension is critical.  A more abstract issue is a future looking model of species weighted fish fillet average PCB concentration for 2020 and 2046.  

You may also read about the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site on the EPA website.  This project was debated and then planned for many years.  It is good news to see the execution phase vigorously continued.

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