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BASF to Support $41 Million Pollution Dredging of Hudson River at Rensselaer

Posted on February 16, 2016

By Brian Nearing,

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing a $41.3 million project to dredge PCBs and other pollution from the Hudson River at the former BASF industrial dye factory on Riverside Avenue.

DEC wants dredging in the river to remove volatile organics, and toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium, copper, mercury, zinc and arsenic, that got into the river from several production sewer and storm water discharge pipes at the former factory, which was knocked down in 2010. BASF will be performing and paying for the cleanup, according to a DEC notice.


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