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Hudson River Trustees Release Fact Sheet for Sediment Toxicity Pilot Study

Date Posted: September 30, 2008

The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees have released a Fact Sheet for a preliminary investigation regarding sediment toxicity and associated injuries to natural resources 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 -- are working cooperatively to conduct the NRDA. The objective of the sediment toxicity pilot study is to determine if PCB-contaminated sediments from the Hudson River are toxic to sediment-dwelling organisms. The Fact Sheet contains more details about the investigation. Depending on the results of this preliminary investigation, the Trustees may conduct additional field investigations and/or laboratory studies to further evaluate the effects of PCBs on sediment-dwelling organisms.

Contacts:
Kathryn Jahn (607) 753-9334

Links:
Fact Sheet on the 2008 sediment 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