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Dredging resumes on polluted Fox River after appeals court ruling

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Dredging has resumed on the polluted Fox River after a federal appeals court denied NCR’s request for a temporary stay.

Crews were on the river last week preparing to resume cleanup. They had until Thursday to begin but started early after the stay was denied.

NCR is under federal court order to remove and clean at least 660,000 cubic yards of sediment this summer from the Fox River.

U.S. District Judge William Griesbach issued the order even as legal wrangling continues over which paper companies will be held financially responsible for deposits of toxic PCBs in the river.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that under the judge’s ruling, full-scale sediment remediation work must take place five days a week, 24 hours a day, through at least Nov. 9.

Information from: Green Bay Press-Gazette, http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com

 

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