ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Environmental Protection Agency says progress is ahead of schedule on the PCB cleanup project in the Hudson River.
According to the EPA, the project was expected to take three more years. Now, it is expected to be completed within the next two years. It is one of the largest federal projects the agency has ever taken on.
In 2013, General Electric crews have removed more than 612,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment. To date, more than 1.9 million cubic yards have been dredged after four seasons of the project.
The project aims to reduce PCB levels in fish and improve the Hudson River's natural habitat. EPA officials said the PCB levels will go down overtime, but it will not be immediate.