4th season of dredging starts on Hudson River

Posted at: 04/29/2013 11:39 AM | Updated at: 04/29/2013 3:57 PM
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FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) - General Electric Co. has filed a lawsuit against National Grid seeking money from the utility for a share of costs for the $1 billion-plus Superfund cleanup of contaminated sediment from the upper Hudson River.

GE announced the suit Monday, just as crews began a fourth year of dredging PCBs from the river. Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric Co. released poly-chlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, into the river decades ago, and is dredging the river as part of a federal Superfund project that's expected to cost more than $1 billion.
 
In a federal complaint filed Friday, GE says that in 1973 National Grid's predecessor, Niagara Mohawk, removed a dam near Fort Edward that caused more than 1 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment to wash downstream.
 
There was no initial comment from National Grid.
 
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