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The first day of dredging to remove PCB-laden sediments. It will be loaded onto barges, treated nearby, then shipped by rail to a waste site in Texas. Photo: David Chanatry.
The first day of dredging to remove PCB-laden sediments. It will be loaded onto barges, treated nearby, then shipped by rail to a waste site in Texas. Photo: David Chanatry.

Hudson River dredging: making it better, or worse?

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Four hundred years after Henry Hudson sailed up the river that bears his name, one of the biggest toxic waste cleanups ever is underway. It's an attempt to restore the Hudson to health. Environmentalists fought more than 30 years for the cleanup, but not everyone's on board. As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, David Chanatry reports.

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George Pavlou, Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA, speaking prior to the start of dredging. Pavlou has worked on the project for nearly 30 years. Photo: David Chanatry.

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