EPA:

“The Hudson River PCB Superfund dredging project has been a success... This project is the most extensive dredging project undertaken in the nation, and its success is a historic achievement for the recovery of the Hudson River. It was also a success for the local economy — providing about 500 jobs at its peak.”

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Replanting the Riverbed After Dredging

The habitat reconstruction program GE performed in the Hudson River was one of the largest aquatic replanting programs ever undertaken. Approximately 1.4 million new plants were planted in wetland areas along the river shorelnie and in river-bottom areas as part of a comprehensive plan approved by EPA, New York State and other agencies. The plants included wild celery, American pondweed and broad-leaved arrowhead plants, along with other species.

The program was initiated in 2010, following the first season of dredging in 2009. GE’s crews planted vegetation and seeded areas along the shoreline called riverine fringing wetlands. In addition, divers planted submerged aquatic vegetation in the riverbed below the water’s surface.

If you have additional questions about GE’s work in the Hudson River, email info@hudsondredging.com or contact us at 518-792-4087 or toll-free at 1-888-596-3655.