By Larisa Romanowski
The Hudson River, named after Henry Hudson who explored it for the Dutch in 1609, stretches from the Adirondacks in upstate New York all the way to Manhattan, a 315 mile trip. The historic dredging project targets approximately 2.65 million cubic yards of PCB-contaminated sediment from a 40-mile stretch of the upper Hudson. The EPA is in the middle of its fourth year of an unparalleled dredging project. More than 1.3 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment have been removed since the project began in 2009.
About the Author: Larisa Romanowski is a Community Involvement Coordinator stationed at the EPA Region 2 Hudson River Field Office in Hudson Falls, NY. When she’s not discussing the cleanup of the Hudson River, she enjoys exploring the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.