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DEC moves to clean Hudson waterfront

Feb 20, 2012 12:02 am
Tom Casey in the Register-Star reports that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) plans to dredge and cleanup a section of the Hudson waterfront, and is seeking public comment on their plans. The DEC holds a public hearing at the Hudson Area Library at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 to discuss its “proposed remedial action plan” to excavate/dredge and dispose of contaminants at the Water Street Manufactured Gas Plant site in Hudson. National Grid needs to remediate the site “to a level that is protective of public health and the environment” to the satisfaction of the DEC and New York Department of Health. National Grid and its predecessor companies contaminated the site operating the gas manufacturing plant through heating coal from 1853 to 1949. The DEC is also accepting written public comments through March 19. Questions can be directed to Project Manager Anthony Karwiel at 518-402-9662 and site-related health questions to Maureen Schuck of the state Department of Health at 518-402-1860. Read the full story in the Register Star.