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Lower Hudson River faces decades of PCB problems, study says

Apr 01, 2016 12:02 am
William J. Kemble in The Daily Freeman reports that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study says the lower Hudson River will have PCB problems "decades longer" then earlier projections. The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees, which includes officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of the Interior, and state Department of Environmental Conservation, released the report March 30. “USEPA observed that PCB loads from the upper Hudson River to the lower Hudson River (prior to the start of dredging) in 2009 were substantially greater than predicted by the models and showed little evidence of decline,” the report said. “Because modeled fish tissue PCB concentrations in the (lower Hudson River) are a function of PCB loads from the (upper Hudson River), these findings imply that time to reach target thresholds for human consumption in fish ... was underestimated by the original mechanistic model projections.” Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.
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