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Cuomo Plan Moves Champlain Canal Dredging Potential to Cash-laden Power Authority

Posted on January 19, 2016

By Brian Nearing,

Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s plan to move the money-strapped Canal Corp. — which has no visible way to cover a multimillion-dollar plan to dredge toxic PCBs from the Champlain Canal on the Hudson River — under the wing of the cash-rich New York Power Authority has raised questions about whether it will buttress financial support for the canal work.

The fate of the PCB-impaired canal between Fort Edward and Troy has been the subject of a lengthy tug-of-war between General Electric, which last fall wrapped up its six-year PCB dredging project without doing the canal, and two federal agencies that are warning GE the canal must be addressed.


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