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Dredging and capping of contaminated debris in Onondaga Lake set to resume for a third season

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SYRACUSE, New York — The cleanup of Onondaga Lake is set to resume.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says the the third year of dredging and capping of contaminated sediments in the lake could begin as early as Monday, weather permitting.

Preparation work already has begun, and all necessary machinery and equipment, including continued odor reduction measures, are expected to be ready for a Monday start.

DEC says it's possible the remainder of the dredging could be completed this year.

Capping of dredged areas is scheduled for completion in 2016.

The $451 million Superfund remediation project has undergone five years of design and engineering. Approximately 1.2 million cubic yards of lake material have been removed since dredging commenced in 2012.

Honeywell International is conducting the project.

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