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Hudson River Anchorages

Oil barge at Kinston

Oil barge at Kingston, Carolyn Marks Blackwood

Anchorages of commercial vessels can present hazards to public safety and boating, pose spill risks, cause noise and light pollution, threaten important submerged cables, damage native species habitat, and affect waterfront tourism.

Riverkeeper and the public have made clear that we want strict limits on where, and for how long, commercial vessels are allowed to anchor in the Hudson River. Often carrying hazardous cargo, these large ships can pose a threat to drinking water supplies, as well as the river’s ecosystem.

Riverkeeper continues working to protect the Hudson and its communities from the threats posed by hazardous cargo. Learn more in the timeline overview below these in-depth resources, and get involved by signing up for email updates.

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