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Erosion at Robert Moses State Park on Long Island - Apr 17, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

$23 Million Beach Replenishment Project Under Way At Robert Moses State Park

Summer preparation is under way at Robert Moses State Park. Roughly 400,000 cubic yards of sand is being dredged and will pumped on to hurricane-damaged beaches.

03/13/2014

Dune on Chadwick Beach, N.J. Some residents have complained the sand used for the dune smells and looks ugly, but DEP officials say it's safe. (credit: CBS 2)

Chadwich Beach, N.J. Residents Complain Rebuilt Dune Is Ugly, Smelly

The town of Toms River built the dune using sand dredged from the nearby Barnegat Bay. Town officials got permission from residents to build the dune.

10/16/2013

A city official said the Gowanus Canal is most likely not to blame for sewage backing into homes in Park Slope, Brooklyn. (Credit: Getty Images)

Major Cleanup Project Planned For Gowanus Canal

Dredging will begin in about three years on the infamously polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

09/30/2013

Robert Moses State Park (credit: CBS 2)

$7.7M Dredging, Beach Restoration Project Under Way On L.I.

The project will help open up the Captree State Park boat canal and bring about 520,000 cubic yards of sand to restore beaches at Robert Moses State Park.

03/26/2013

Truck building temporary sand mounds on the beach in Sea Girt, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

Federal Sandy Aid To Fund Dredging, Beach Replenishment On Long Island’s South Shore

Officials have called the dredging project a win-win that will help get beaches on Long Island ready for the upcoming summer season.

02/04/2013

Cleanup of the Saw Mill River near Elmsford, NY - Oct 7, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Cleanup Of Trash, Downed Trees Begins Along Saw Mill River

Westchester County residents have complained for some time that the Saw Mill River is a major cause of flooding, especially after Hurricane Irene. Now something is being done about it.

10/07/2011

The Hudson River and Manhattan are seen from Liberty State Park- Jersey City, NJ - Oct 11, 2009 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

NYC Plans $3B Transformation Of Hudson Waterfront

New York City’s first waterfront plan in two decades envisions a metropolis where residents relax by fishing or biking in parks, kayak in the Hudson River, commute by ferry, and buy items that were brought to their neighborhood via barge.

03/13/2011

The Hudson River is seen from the Rockefeller Estate - Pocantico Hills, NY - Aug 31, 2008 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

GE To Go Ahead With Phase 2 Of Hudson PCB Dredging

General Electric Co. says it will go ahead with the second phase of PCB dredging in the Hudson River under terms laid out last week by federal environmental regulators.

12/23/2010

The Hudson River and Manhattan are seen from Liberty State Park- Jersey City, NJ - Oct 11, 2009 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

EPA Issues New PCB Hudson River Dredging Rules For GE

General Electric must remove more PCB-tainted sediment from the Hudson River and will have to take better samples of the river bottom when it resumes dredging in the spring, the EPA said.

12/17/2010