Accession Number : ADP002401

Title :   PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) Cleanup Activities on the Upper Hudson River,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK STATE DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION ALBANY

Personal Author(s) : Carcich,I. G. ; Tofflemire,J.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : In the fall of 1979 at a similar gathering in New Orleans, I reported that the Hudson River was contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Unfortunately, the Hudson river remains contaminated with PCBs and very little has been done to correct this problem. A summary of the distribution of residual PCBs in the Hudson River Basin is presented in Table 1. Anticipating that Federal funds would become available to New York State for the removal of PCB-contaminated sediments, engineering efforts were continued in an attempt to narrow down the dredging systems selections and to finalize the design report for the PCB containment site. At the same time, scientific studies were also continued to focus on refining the extent of the PCB contamination and to evaluate the full impact of the PCBs on the ecology of the river.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *RIVERS, *CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, NEW YORK, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, DREDGED MATERIALS, CHEMICAL COMPOSITION, WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT, WASTE DISPOSAL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE