25 June 2009

The Status of PCBs in Hudson River Striped Bass

“The concentrations of PCBs in Hudson River striped bass have changed over the years and have been monitored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In 1975, the mean concentration of PCBs was 17.39 parts per million and reached a maximum of 50.07 p.p.m. By 2007, the mean concentration was 0.89 parts per million, with a maximum of 3.56.

“But, according to the E.P.A., “\’Although PCB levels in fish have decreased over the past 20 years, the downward trend has leveled off.’”

Read the full story at NYTimes.com

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