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Canal Corp. to File New PCB Dredging Plan for Champlain Canal


Posted on October 26, 2015

By Brian Nearing,

The state Canal Corp. intends to issue a new PCB dredging plan for the Champlain Canal on the Hudson River to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next 90 days.

In a statement, the Canal Corp. also said the new plan make “no substantial changes” to a dredging plan that has been before the Corps since 2012. However, a Corps spokesman said last week that the agency was requiring a new dredging permit application because the state this summer had proposed “substantial changes” to its original proposal.

That proposal relied on a PCB processing plant in Fort Edward for disposal of the toxic river sediments. The fate of the dredging facility has become a source of controversy.


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