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Hudson River: Organochlorine Contaminants in Tree Swallow Nestlings

Date Posted: October 25, 2011

The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees have  released: "Organochlorine Contaminants in Tree Swallow Nestlings and in Adipose Tissue from Great Blue Heron Nestlings." Dated August 1, 2011, this data report contains U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Final Report FY-00-31-05 dated November 30, 2000, corrected June 2011, entitled, "Chemical Contamination of Nestling Tree Swallows, Great Blue Herons, and Resident/Nesting BAld Eagles Along the Hudson River." This report addresses tree swallow and great blue heron samples collected from the Hudson River in 1998-1999 and analyzed by the U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Columbia Environmental Research Center in Columbia, Missouri. This work was conducted as part of the Hudson River Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA). Natural resources of the Hudson River have been contaminated through past and ongoing discharges of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees -- New York State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of the Interior -- are working cooperatively to conduct this NRDA to assess and restore those natural resources injured by PCBs.

Contacts:

Kathryn Jahn (607) 753-9334

Links:

Please visit the following website to read the data report: http://www.fws.gov/contaminants/restorationplans/HudsonRiver/index.html. Other documents for the Hudson River NRDA are also available at that web site.

Last updated: February 13, 2013