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Company: Onondaga Lake dredging project completed a year ahead of schedule


SYRACUSE, New York — The dredging of Onondaga Lake has been completed a year ahead of schedule.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports ( ) that Honeywell International has scheduled a news conference Monday morning to announce that about 2.2. million cubic yards of toxic-laden sediment has been removed from the lake.

The three-year dredging project was part of Honeywell's $451 million lake cleanup. The company is expected to spend millions more before the entire project is completed.

Decades of industrial waste and sewage turned the lake into one of the nation's most polluted waterways.

In addition to Honeywell's dredging work, Onondaga County has invested $500 million to upgrade its sewage treatment plant.

The cleanup project is being overseen by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Information from: The Post-Standard,

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