Anatomy of a Toxic Spill: The Hudson River PCB StoryLoading Next Slide
Thompson Island Pool The most concentrated deposits of PCBs in the Hudson River lie under Thompson Island Pool south of Fort Edward, and in stretches of the river downstream of the Pool. This part of the Hudson is home to most of the `hot spots´ identified during extensive sampling by the DEC. By surgically dredging these hot spots, the river downstream could be restored, and the fish safe to eat in a few short years. Without dredging, it could take more than 50 years for the PCBs to disperse through the environment, flow out to sea, and evaporate. Dilution is NOT the solution to pollution.
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