Modern (1978-Present)

Cleaning the Hudson

What: Contamination of the Hudson River with PCBs led to its designation as a Superfund site
When: 1970s to the present
Where: The Hudson River from Hudson Falls down to the harbor


The Westway Case

What: A legal battle to save striped bass and prevent a highway development
When: 1980s
Where: Along the Hudson River on Manhattan’s West Side