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Mohawk officials disappointed in cleanup plan

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AKWESASNE, N.Y. -

St. Regis Mohawk officials are disappointed with the cleanup plan for the Grasse River approved Friday by federal officials.

The Grasse River was contaminated with PCBs from the Alcoa Aluminum plant in Massena. The $243 million plan involves dredging 59 acres of sediment and capping 225 more acres.

The tribe had pushed for a more extensive cleanup. But local officials wanted a cleanup plan that would not cost Alcoa so much money that it might pull out of the region. Last month, Alcoa announced it is set to invest $52 million in its facilities in the North Country.

Click here for the statement from the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

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