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Central Hudson resumes dredging project

Nov 10, 2020 5:30 am
MidHudsonNews [dot] com is reporting nearly a full year after a Central Hudson dredging project in the Hudson River was halted because the utility lacked the required New York State Department of Environmental Conservation plans in place, the dredging has resumed. The project extends from Waryas Park to the northern end of the former Dutton Lumber Yard, north of the Walkway Over the Hudson. The DEC stopped the project last year. The state required a Water Supply Protection Plan to be in place before dredging could begin. Last fall, Central Hudson had moved the dredging barges into place just north of the Walkway and began work, but was then shut down by DEC for not having the protection plan in place. According to Central Hudson, the dredging is to remove a layer of coal tar that has settled on the bottom of the river. The tar was discharged into the river several years ago from a manufactured gas plant that was situated near the bottom of Dutchess Avenue on the shore of the Hudson. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.