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January 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An international center should be created on the Hudson River to conduct research that would be applicable to rivers and estuaries around the world, New York Gov. George Pataki said in Albany. Pataki said he will urge legislators to authorize the formation of an institute for studying fish, plant life, pollution, water quality, currents and other aspects of rivers. Pataki will ask the state Legislature to appropriate $1 million in 2000 to get the project started.
December 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
The federal Environmental Protection Agency will recommend a $460-million "targeted dredging" of PCB-contaminated pockets of the upper Hudson River, one of the largest dredging operations ever undertaken in the U.S., agency officials said Tuesday. The EPA will recommend the removal of 2.65 million cubic yards of sediment from PCB "hot spots" along a 40-mile stretch of the river north of Albany. If approved, it would take about five years and could begin as early as 2003.
August 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency has endorsed a Clinton administration proposal to dredge PCBs from the Hudson River but said it would implement the plan in stages, a New York congressman said Tuesday. The sweeping $460-million plan, one of the largest dredging operations ever, is opposed by General Electric Co., which would have to foot most of the bill for the cleanup. GE discharged 1.
John Cronin uses the same tools against polluters that his medieval forebears used against poachers: vigilance and cunning. But the Hudson River's modern-day riverkeeper also wields two more weapons: outrage and lawsuits. The Hudson, he says, is "supposed to be ours. . . . And I'm not going to be a chump for GE, Exxon or the City of New York, who think they can take it away from me, my children or any kid on the street who wants to go to the river with a fishing pole."
January 15, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Just minutes after US Airways Flight 1549 left LaGuardia Airport in Queens five years ago, a flock of geese invaded the craft's engines, forcing the plane into a watery emergency landing that became known as the Miracle on the Hudson and helped define a modern version of heroism. The scene of passengers standing on the wings of the airplane, floating in the cold waters of the Hudson River, waiting for rescue, became the image of a miracle and turned the crew, and especially Capt.
April 14, 2014 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - The East River has never been as beautiful or famous as the Hudson, so it was especially stinging when Macy's moved its spectacular July 4 fireworks show from the eastern waterway to its western rival, like a prom date jilting a mousy sister for her elegant sibling. But five years after a snub that raised howls of protest from Queens to the state capital, the East River is back with a bang - or a few thousands bangs. On Monday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Macy's announced that on this July 4, the fireworks display reputed to be the nation's largest will return to the East River.
May 29, 2001
Re "A Modern Sense of the Sacred," May 22: As a Catholic living in Los Angeles for 40 years, I don't object to having a new, modern cathedral. I don't object to the current $163-million price tag, no matter what the final cost and even though the cost estimate started under $50 million. (Could a realistic and honest estimate be that far off?) What I do object to is the location. I don't believe there is much of an existing worshiping congregation around the location. As for ministering more to the business community, over a 30-year period I worked in a number of downtown locations; the location of the cathedral is "Siberia" to most of downtown.
January 7, 2001 | Associated Press
Rescue crews continued to search for a small aircraft Saturday, a day after two women reported seeing the plane crash into the Hudson River. Police searched what would be a 20-block area of the river and sent in a scuba team aided by sonar equipment that could identify the presence of any submerged aircraft. But on Saturday, there was no sign of the single-engine, high-wing aircraft with a blue stripe down one side that the witnesses described.
Formed by saltwater currents from the Atlantic Ocean mixing with fresh water from the Adirondack Mountains, the Hudson River is only 315 miles long. Yet the waterway located in the Northeast corner of the United States has been called America's river, inspiring artists and writers and serving as a major transportation venue for the young nation. The Hudson has also been the victim of over-commercialization and pollution.
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