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The Leonard Lopate Show

Shipping Oil On The Hudson

Thursday, April 30, 2015

While safety concerns about oil transported by rail cars in New York State has received media attention, large quantities of petroleum are also moving down the Hudson River in barges.

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WNYC News

The Hudson Is Full of Tiny Plastics. And You May Be Too.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tiny pieces of degraded plastic are turning up in the Hudson River and other New York waterways, with potential health impacts for fish and people. 

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WNYC News

Breaking the Ice on the Hudson

Monday, January 27, 2014

To keep the river open for business in the freezing winter months, the Coast Guard runs its cutter boats up and down the river, opening a navigable track through the ice.

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WNYC News

24,000 Acres Along Hudson Declared Wilderness Zone

Friday, December 13, 2013

A state panel voted Friday to create the Hudson Gorge Wilderness Area, a vast,  new 24,000 acre stretch along the upper Hudson River.  

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WNYC News

After Fatal Hudson Crash, Boaters Talk Safety And Sobriety

Monday, July 29, 2013

After a fatal boating accident killed a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man, officials are reminding recreational boaters they must obey the same laws as motorists when it comes to driving under the influence.

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WNYC News

Hudson River Teeming With Sewage-Linked Bacteria: Study

Friday, July 19, 2013

This week's heat wave has many in our area heading to the water, but a new study from Columbia University suggests cooling off in the Hudson might not be a good idea.

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WNYC News

Helicopter Safely Crash Lands Into the Hudson River

Monday, July 01, 2013

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Federal authorities are investigating Sunday's helicopter water landing in the Hudson River off 79th Street. Five people in the chopper, four of them tourists from Sweden, all got off the helicopter safely.

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WNYC News

Helicopter Crash Lands in Hudson River, Five Occupants Survive

Sunday, June 30, 2013

A charter helicopter carrying a family of four Swedes on a sightseeing tour of New York City lost power shortly after takeoff Sunday and made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, authorities said. The pilot and occupants were uninjured.

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WNYC News

Sewage Leak Plugged, But Questions About Hudson Safety Remain

Friday, August 10, 2012

Millions of gallons of partially treated human waste have been released into the Hudson River since Wednesday, making the river a no-go area for boaters and swimmers, and threatening this weekend's Ironman triathlon.

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WNYC News

Entergy Pays $1.2 Million for Oil Spill in Hudson

Monday, March 26, 2012

The owner of the Indian Point nuclear plants in New York is paying a $1.2 million penalty for fouling the Hudson River with oil.

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WNYC News

DEP Releases Findings of Investigation into Sewage Plant Fire

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The Department of Environmental Protection said a nut linking a fuel injector and a pump may have led to a four-alarm fire at a Harlem wastewater treatment plant in July. The fire led to the dumping of millions of gallons of sewage into the Hudson River.

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WNYC News

Calls for Better Information After Hudson River Spills

Friday, October 14, 2011

Boaters, environmental groups and community leaders told state senators at a hearing Friday they needed better information the day a fire caused untreated wastewater to flow into the Hudson River in July.

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WNYC News

Unsafe Levels of Sewage Found in the Hudson River: Report

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

A new report from the environmental group Riverkeeper confirmed what many New Yorkers long suspected: sewage pollution can make the Hudson River unsafe for swimming.

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WNYC News

City Closes Four Beaches Due to Spilled Sewage

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The city has now closed four beaches — one in Brooklyn and three on Staten Island — after a wastewater treatment facility dumped hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Hudson River following a four-alarm fire last week.

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WNYC News

Area Waters Still Tainted by Spilled Sewage, Officials Say

Monday, July 25, 2011

City health officials are telling New Yorkers to stay out of some area waterways after the sewage spill at a Harlem wastewater treatment plant last week.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hudson River Sewage Discharge

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cas Holloway, NYC's Department of Environmental Preservation Commissioner, discusses the millions of gallons of sewage released into the Hudson after a fire at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Harlem this week.

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WNYC News

GE Agrees to Hudson River Cleanup

Thursday, December 23, 2010

General Electric has agreed to carry out the next phase of cleanup on the Hudson River, decades after polluting the waterway with toxins. The announcement came Thursday, a few days after the Environmental Protection Agency laid out a comprehensive cleanup plan. The plan would restore a 40-mile stretch of the river, north of Albany.

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Transportation Nation

TN Moving Stories: More finger pointing in Hudson River Rail Tunnel, Google Invests in "A Bike Lane With A View," and MTA Deficit Plan "Risky"

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Department of Transportation wants airlines to refund baggage fees in the event of lost or delayed luggage.  Unsurprisingly, there's opposition from an airline trade group, which says defining a timely delivery is "subjective." (Marketplace)

The Hudson River rail tunnel saga continues: Senator Lautenberg says that Governor Christie won't let NJ Transit staff meet with the Federal Transit Administration. (Star-Ledger)

Google invests in Shweeb, a human-powered monorail line. "Think of it as a bike lane with a view," says NPR.

A Maryland ban on (cell phone) talking while driving goes into effect this week. (WAMU)

Bangladesh to develop the "Greater Dhaka Sustainable Urban Transport Corridor Project," which contains BRT lines and an elevated expressway.   (Daily Star)

The New York State comptroller says the MTA's plan to reduce $1 billion deficit is risky (DNA Info).  Read the audit here (PDF).

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TN Moving Stories: a Hot July Senate Energy Debate? CA high-speed rail chief speaks, 3,000 will move for NY tunnel

Friday, June 04, 2010

Harry Reid says Senate will take up an energy bill in July.  (Fire Dog Lake)

Ugly air delays down.  Hawaiian, Alaska and US Airways top on-time ratings as airlines try to get ahead of new federal penalties.  (USA Today)

3,000 people get letters telling them they will have to move to accommodate new tunnel across Hudson River in Manhattan.  (NY Times)

In first public comments, head of California high-speed rail says he will reconsider some of that project's assumptions.  Funding is first, surprise surprise.  (SF Chronicle)

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WNYC News

Grandmother Swims Against The Tide

Sunday, June 21, 2009

by Lara Pellegrinelli

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Photo by David Nager.

Penny Palfrey took first place among the female competitors at the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim on June 6, completing the 28.5 mile counterclockwise route around the island in just 7 hours ...

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