Whats the problem?
The EPA released its draft Second Five Year Review to determine whether the dredging project has reached the goal of protecting human health and the environment. The agency’s draft report indicates that the river won’t be healthy for at least several decades. But NOAA, DEC, NYSDOH and other environmental groups contend that the river will not be healthy for another 100 years or more. The river is a national treasure and a vital resource for people, communities and our jobs and economy. Without additional cleanup the public and wildlife will continue to be exposed to dangerous pollutants that severely hamper the ability of communities to leverage the economic potential of their waterfronts.