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Courtesy of EPA. Dennis Suszkowski Hudson River Foundation. PCB REMEDIAL DREDGING: Phase 1 results and. relevance to nY /NJ Harbor estuary. Key findings. The Upper Hudson is the dominant source of PCBs to the lower estuary Upper Hudson PCBs are dispersed throughout the Harbor Estuary

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Dennis suszkowski hudson river foundation

Courtesy of EPA

Dennis Suszkowski

Hudson River Foundation

PCB REMEDIAL DREDGING: Phase 1 results and

relevance to nY/NJ Harbor estuary


Carp contamination assessment reduction project

Key findings

  • The Upper Hudson is the dominant source of PCBs to the lower estuary

  • Upper Hudson PCBs are dispersed throughout the Harbor Estuary

  • If PCB loadings continue at current levels, much of the Harbor’s surficial sediments will remain HARS-unsuitable for decades

Carp (Contamination Assessment & Reduction project


Upper hudson river pcbs in estuarine sediments
Upper hudson river pcbs in estuarine sediments

from Contamination Assessment & Reduction Project modeling results



Bottom line

Bottom line….


Pcb remedial dredging phase 1 results

Walter HarborMugdan

Director, Emergency and Remedial Response Division

Region 2 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

PCB REMEDIAL DREDGING: Phase 1 results


Pcbs in striped bass
PCBs in Striped Bass Harbor

Report of the Interstate Workgroup on Evaluating Atlantic Coastal Advisories for Recreationally Caught Striped Bass and Bluefish based on PCBs - 10/1/2008


Pcb impacts
PCB Impacts Harbor

Ecosystem Health

Human Health

Navigation & Commerce


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