United States: New York Harbor, Then and Now

NYT: A modern-day view of New York Harbor, with Governors Island in the foreground. Since 1909, the city has tested the waters within New York Harbor to measure their overall quality. The effort started when the harbor, with nearly 600 miles of waterfront and about 240 miles of shipping channels, received hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage discharged straight from the sewer pipes. Such dumping still occurs but to a far lesser extent (when heavy rain overwhelms the city`s waste treatment......

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