Pete seeger, sloop clearwater and more featured in new documentary a new 18-minute documentary focuses on the clearwater as part of a larger look at the hudson river check out this story on. These were the principal sources of pollution of the hudson river, dumping some 700,000,000 gallons a day of pollution into the river at the points indicated on this chart, from rensselaer or from albany south. The hudson river valley is the valley of the hudson river and its neighboring communities in new york the government has taken action and passed laws to stop this pollution however, some companies still continue to pollute the river, which causes the death of the animals that live in the. Because the hudson river is considered an estuary for most of its length it was included in the study for comparisons, the figures used were from 1982, the last year for which the federal data were available one of the authors of the report, nancy lilienthal, said that because of high rainfall that year.
Hudson river tributaries with impaired water quality (not necessarily the same pollutants as the hudson main stem) are mohawk river, dwaas kill a study reported in the august 2008 issue of the journal environmental toxicology and chemistry suggests that mercury in common hudson river. A description - this site give an introduction to the hudson river, including a brief history and background, recreation on the hudson, and a plethora of reliable hudson river-related links a summary - this resource will give students a concise overview on the hudson river as an important estuary. Hudson river sloop clearwater, inc is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt nonprofit, member-supported corporation whose mission is to preserve and protect the hudson river, its tributaries and related bodies of water. I am definitely against dredging in the hudson river, martin said it will take too many years to clean it under the dredging proposal by epa behan says the company is now proud of its work here, developing new techniques to remove toxic silt from a vast river that changes from season to season.
Sack, k ge to stop flow of pcbs into the hudson river new york times , a38, july 18, 1993 stevens, w k shaking off man's taint, hudson pulses with life. Clearwater is calling on ge to agree to work with the nys canal corporation and the federal natural resource damage trustees to be sure the hudson river is restored to its full potential more than 60 communities and groups have adopted a resolution urging ge to finish the job. With jersey city, nj, in the background, the crippled airbus a320 that flew us airways flight 1549 rests on a barge on the hudson river in new york on jan 18, 2009, after being lifted from the.
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. As with other hudson river school artists, nature predominates in many of his paintings a good example is peace and plenty (1865), with its sublime one or two trees in this part of the painting remain standing in the top half of the painting is the bustling town of scranton, pennsylvania, and the. Fecal contamination in the hudson river and its tributaries are used as background or ancillary information for how's the water 2015 7. Ge claims hudson river pcb pollution has dropped 90 percent, a deceptive statistic because the drop occurred when discharges were banned in the late '70s since the mid-'80s, levels have remained quite constant and well above acceptable limits the epa's independent, peer-reviewed science.
A river knows better—:it has to do with how it dissipates the energy of its flow most efficiently and how, in its bends, the sediment deposited soon turns into marshes and swampy islands, harboring all manner of interesting life, imparting charm and character to the whole waterway. The hudson river and pcb pollution the hudson river is a body of water that stretches for 315 miles from the adirondack mountains to the battery in manhattan, reaching its deepest point of 216 feet in the highlands near constitution island and west point and reaches its widest point of 3 miles. In recent months, massive clean-up operations and environmental studies have begun on four of the most polluted waterways in the us: the hudson river, passaic river, gowanus canal and newtown. The hudson river is a large river located in the state of new york in this lesson, learn about the man who discovered the hudson river, and find out some interesting facts about this famous body. Hudson river tributaries with impaired water quality (not necessarily the same pollutants as the hudson main stem) the pcbs caused extensive contamination of fish in the river and apparently triggered a rapid evolutionary ^ a b c d hudson river pcbs — background and site information.
The hudson river can one day be as healthy as it is beautiful and the ecological benefits of cleaning up the river will be enjoyed for generations to come but, it will take the collective will of the thousands of people who cherish the river for its history, its resources and its natural beauty. 3 information needs: fundamental knowledge of the hudson river estuary, its resources and management has progressed dramatically over the past 25 years. Since his boyhood days in newburgh, ny, the hudson river has been a subject of beauty, fascination and concern to franklin & marshall's david schuyler. A brief history of hudson river water quality and pollution issues, cleanup successes, and remaining concerns having a cleaner river in the future requires prevention - keeping toxic chemicals out of the estuary and its tributaries strategies for doing this include altering manufacturing processes.
The hudson river is a body of water that stretches for 315 miles from the adirondack mountains to the battery in manhattan, reaching its deepest point of 216 feet in the highlands near constitution island and west point and reaches its widest point of 3 miles across at havestraw. Captain maher, hudson river, henry hudson, new york city water pollution in the hudson river: captain maher's story by jennifer kenny around 40 years ago, federal clean water laws were developed the enactment of those laws may have made the hudson river its cleanest in a long.
The hudson river flows in a generally southerly direction approximately 315 miles from its source at lake tear-of-the- clouds on mount marcy in the adirondack mountains to the. The hudson river school art trail is a project to map the painting sites of the artists thomas cole, founder of the hudson river school, frederic church, one of the most accomplished painters of the movement, and their contemporaries including asher b durand, sanford gifford and jasper cropsey. Ge dumped over a million pounds of toxic pcbs into the hudson between 1947-1977 despite the river and its fish being poisoned, the cleanup isn't complete. Hudson river park an urban waterfront retreat rich with history before and during the early colonization of america, a portion of what is now hudson river park served as a seasonal encampment for native americans and was known as sapohanikan.