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Hudson River Trustees Release Fact Sheet for Fish Toxicity Pilot Study

Date Posted: June 2, 2009

The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees have released a Fact Sheet for a fish toxicity pilot study being conducted as part of the Hudson River Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA). The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees -- New York State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) -- are working cooperatively to conduct the NRDA.

The Fact Sheet provides information on a pilot study on the effects of PCBs on early life stages of two fish species -- Atlantic sturgeon and shortnose sturgeon. The objective of the pilot study is to determine if early life-stages of these two fish species are sensitive to the toxic effects of PCBs. Depending on the results of this pilot study, the Trustees may conduct additional field investigations and/or laboratory studies to further evaluate the effects of PCBs on Hudson River fish.

Contacts:
Kathryn Jahn : (607) 753-9334

Links:
Hudson River Trustees Release Fact Sheet for Fish Toxicity Pilot Study for the Hudson River. Fact Sheet for Fish Toxicity Pilot Study

More information and additional reports and documents can be found on the Hudson River Natural Resource Damage Assessment web site.

Last updated: February 13, 2013