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It’s been a year since the City of Newburgh declared a state of emergency in response to PFOS contamination in Lake Washington, the primary source of drinking water for the City’s 29,000 residents. Progress has been made on some fronts, thanks to the tireless efforts of the people of Newburgh, community organizers, clean water advocates, agency staff, and elected officials. More
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Riverkeeper has voiced its concerns about the proposed Fjord Trail and its potential impacts on Hudson River habitat. You can do the same: The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is accepting comments on the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail until Friday, November 18, 2016. […] More
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Photo: Dave Conover / Clearwater
Atlantic sturgeon have a long, rich history in the Hudson River and beyond – and we have a new and important opportunity to protect them. In 2012, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) listed several distinct population segments of Atlantic sturgeon as threatened or endangered […] More
In written testimony to the State Senate Health and Environmental Conservation Committees, Riverkeeper drew attention to the Department of Health’s delayed and problematic response to the drinking water contamination crisis in Newburgh, NY. Despite years of exposure to PFOS, a toxic chemical linked to several […] More
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