Health of the Harbor Report
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The Hudson River Foundation recently prepared a report for the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program which shows that scientific measures of the environmental health of New York Harbor have improved as much as ten-fold in the past 30 years. The Health of the Harbor Report – the first comprehensive look at the environmental conditions of the estuary – examines trends by tracking key environmental indicators over time and across the harbor.
PCBs in the Upper Hudson River: The Science Behind the Controversy
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The Hudson River Foundation assembled a group of independent scientific experts to examine the scientific record with regard to key issues in the debate about active remediation of PCBs in the Upper Hudson River. The Foundation’s intention in undertaking this effort was to provide, to the extent possible, clarification of the scientific information pertinent to a policy decision regarding dredging. This resulting white paper, entitled PCBs in the Upper Hudson River: The Science Behind the Controversy, arises from the Foundation’s core purpose: 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. The conclusions presented in this document are those of the scientists and were not directed by the Foundation. In light of both the expertise and independence of the authors and the importance of the issue that they have addressed, their report deserves serious consideration.