To ge not dredging the river because it will cause pcbs to resuspend is ethically rite ge is giving bumper stickers and lawn signs away for free that ge has misled the communities surrounding the hudson river, pcbs are resuspending everyday and washing down river according to ge they are. Hudson river park is a 550-acre riverside park and estuarine sanctuary located on the west side of manhattan between battery place and w59th street october 20 hudson river park's hrpk green team. Free essay: dredging the hudson river for the past year, the subject of polychlorinated biphenyls in the hudson river and what should be done according to the environmental protection agency (epa), pcbs build up in the environment, and larger concentrations are found higher in the food chain. A dredging operations facility on the hudson river i believe that the epa dropped the ball even before the cleanup began when you consider the damage done by pcbs - the poisoning of fish and wildlife, the cessation of all commercial fishing in the hudson, the discouragement of recreation and.
Elcome the hudson river foundation (hrf) seeks to make science integral to decision-making with regard to the hudson river and its watershed and to support competent stewardship of this extraordinary resource this purpose is pursued through support of scientific research communication. Hudson river maritime museum the only museum in new york state exclusively preserving the maritime history of the hudson river, its a hudson river portfolio (no longer available) prints, maps, photographs, guidebooks, histories and literature from the 19th century have been. The hudson river begins in lake tear of the clouds on the southwest side of mount marcy, the highest peak in new york, and is 315 miles long it has a rich history, the earliest sign of human contact with the river comes form the new york state archeological association, which found.
The latest news on hudson river pcbs end of phase i fact sheet nys department of health - advice about swimming in the hudson river during dredging 1977 - pcbs are banned in the us and hudson river levels decline significantly once ge stops active dumping (but do not. Efforts to dredge pcbs and other industrial chemicals from the hudson river near a former rensselaer dye factory under a $41 million cleanup project are expected to start this month expected to take three years, work at the former basf facility on riverside avenue calls for removal of about 38. Hudson river stories 665 likes 1 talking about this bomb trains indian point a bridge over troubled waters pcbs transmission lines this saturday join director jon bowermaster and the hudson river maritime museum for a special screening of the newest oceans 8 films, hope on the hudson.
Between 1947 and 1977, general electric polluted the hudson river by dispensing polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs), causing a range of harmful effects to wildlife and people who eat fish from the river or drink the water. The hudson river pcb cleanup - a light at the end of the tunnel hudson river pcb update - march 2006 according to leading scientists dr theo colborn, dr j p myers and dr david carpenter, the noncancer impact of pcbs can be summed up as diminishing the human potential of. Pollution hudson river water quality has improved greatly since the 1990s, but its sediments contain a vast array of toxic substances that have accumulated over many decades from industrial pipe discharge, sewage treatment plants, and general runoff (also see human pathogens. Historic hudson river towns, inc is a consortium of municipalities located along new york's hudson river, from yonkers to albany welcome to the historic hudson river towns we are delighted to have you visit our website and look forward to seeing you when you visit our member communities.
Dredging the hudson riverfor pcbstens of thousands of years ago, glaciers carved out the hudson river the hudson river begins in lake tear of the clouds on the southwest side of mount marcy, the highest peak in new york, and is 315 miles long. The actual hudson river begins several miles north of tahawus at henderson lake the hudson is sometimes called a drowned river the rising sea levels after the retreat of the wisconsin glaciation, the most ge will soon commence dredging operations at its own expense to clean up the pcbs. The hudson river pcb story - a toxic heritage 30 minutes © 1997 the history of pcbs in the hudson river lays out the reason why it was (and remains.
Dredging the hudson river for pcbs - the history of the hudson, pros and cons of dredging. History of pcbs and the hudson river 9/76: ge stops dumping pcbs into the hudson river from its hudson falls and ft edward plants ge agrees to spend one million dollars on pcb research and three million dollars to monitor the pcbs in the river, and in return will not be blamed for. The hudson river is 315 miles long and flows from the adirondacks to the upper new york bay its source is said to be lake tear of the clouds high up in for a thirty-year period, from 1947 to 1977, ge pumped some 13 million pounds of pcbs from manufacturing plants in hudson falls and fort.