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Hudson River Trustees Release Fact Sheet for Fish Toxicity Pilot Study
Date Posted: June 2, 2009The 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.