CARP Overview

The Contamination Assessment and Reduction Project (CARP) is a landmark project bringing together federal, state and non-government partners in a determined effort to reduce contamination within the NY/NJ Harbor Estuary, particularly as it relates to dredged material management. Contamination of sediments by PCBs, dioxin and other toxic chemicals is widespread. This has resulted in significantly increased dredging and disposal costs in the Harbor as well as other impacts to the health of the estuary.

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Contaminant Assessment and Reduction Project Summary Report

Lodge, J., Landeck Miller, R.E., Suszkowski, D., Litten, S., Douglas, S. 2015. Contaminant Assessment and Reduction Project Summary Report. Hudson River Foundation, New York, NY.

The Contamination Assessment and Reduction Project (CARP) brought together federal, state and non-government partners in a determined effort to reduce contamination within the NY/NJ Harbor Estuary. This CARP Summary Report provides an brief overview of all the data and modeling results conducted under CARP from 1999 through 2006. The report is meant to serve as a reference tool and roadmap to the more detailed information found in the numerous technical reports, data archives, modeling reports and research papers.

Hard Copies of the Report are available by request to carp_report@hudsonriver.org or by calling our office.

The CARP Data Archive is also available by request to CARP_Data@hudsonriver.org or by calling our office.

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CARP Data

The CARP sampling program collected water, sediment, biota and physical data to provide input and model calibration for the detailed sediment and contaminant fate and transport modeling effort, as well as to guide source trackdown and remediation/restoration efforts.

All data collected under the CARP program are available on request. The data collected under CARP are stored in a Microsoft Access database enabling users to access the information using standard Microsoft Access tools or through a customized interface available on the CDs. The customized interface provides tools to search, view and export data in Microsoft Excel format.

To request a copy of the CARP CDs, contact the Hudson River Foundation at CARP_Data@hudsonriver.org or at 212-483-7667.

To access the modeling reports, visit the CARP website at www.carpweb.org.