Hudson River Dredging Project

Turbidity Curtain for Containing Re-Suspended Sediment

dredging reclamation project working for the Hudson RiverRegarding the Hudson River Dredging Project: The Hudson River is a 315-mile river and flows from north to south through eastern New York. General Electric Company (GE) discharged as much as 1.3 million pounds of poly chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from its manufacturing plants at the Hudson Falls and Fort Edward facilities into the Hudson River from approximately 1947 to 1977.

The high levels of PCBs in the river sediment have affected humans by swimming in the river, eating fish, or fishing commercially since 1976.

In a press release, the US Environmental Protection Agency has determined dredging can resume in the Upper Hudson Around Fort Edward, New York, on August 11, 2009. According to George Pavlou, Acting Regional Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, "The start of Hudson River PCBs dredging is a symbol of victory for the environment and for its river communities." Read full statement on Hudson River PCBs Dredging.

GEI Works's provides solutions like Silt Barrier Type 2 and Silt Curtain Type 3 can help to contain any re-suspended sediment surrounding the dredging work area.

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