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St. Lawrence Environmental Natural Resource Damage Assessment

The St. Lawrence Environment Natural Resource Damage Assessment is being conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  We are evaluating impacts to natural resources as a result of contamination of the St. Lawrence River, Grasse River, Raquette River, Mohawk Tribal lands (Akwesasne), and associated habitats.  Contaminants include polychlorinated biphenyls, fluorides, and polychlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons.

The Trustees have been working cooperatively with the responsible parties to assess the injury to natural resources caused by hazardous substances and develop restoration projects to restore those natural resources.  Information and documents concerning the final settlement are available below.

NEW Press Release

Press Release - Public, Environment to Benefit from $20.3 Million from Two Settlements for Natural Resource Damage in St. Lawrence River Area

NEW Consent Decree

Consent Decree (pdf) and Notice of Lodging (pdf)

NEW Restoration Plan

Restoration and Compensation Determination Plan and Environmental Assessment and Appendices (5.73 MB pdf)

NEW Fact Sheets:

Cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment (pdf)

Summary of Preferred Restoration Projects (1.18 MB pdf)

Preferred Cultural Restoration Projects (pdf)

Preferred Ecological Restoration Projects (pdf)

Preferred Lost Human Services Restoration Projects (1.29 MB pdf)

Lower Raquette River Access Project, Town of Massena (pdf)

Route 345 Bridge River Access Upgrades, Village of Madrid (pdf)

Massena Center River Access Project, Town of Massena (pdf)

Route 37 Bridge River Access Project, Village of Louisville (pdf)

Springs Park River Access Upgrades, Village of Massena (pdf)

NEW Presentation

St. Lawrence Environment Natural Resource Damage Assessment Presentation (3.3 MB pdf)


Older documents:

St. Lawrence Restoration Projects 2006 (pdf)

St. Lawrence Environment Trustee Council Cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment December 2012 (pdf)

St. Lawrence Environment NRDA presentation at the International Association of Great Lakes Research 2012 Conference (3.4 MB pdf)

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