Hudson River Pollution Source
Hudson River crosses many boundaries in the United States and is one of the popular rivers in the world. From it source at Lake of Tear of Clouds in Mount Marcy, it passes through Adirondack Mountains to New Jersey until it reaches New York. Hudson River has a span of 315 miles with its mouth situated in the Upper New York Bay.
At this time, Hudson River is facing a pressing problem. It is considered as polluted, although the toxicity level in the river has declined the past few years. There are many reasons involve for the Hudson River pollution.
One of the causes of Hudson River pollution is run off. It is a natural process wherein the water from the land drains into the river. However, since the Hudson River is long, it crosses through agricultural lands. These lands use chemicals for fertilizers, and these chemicals are very toxic. They are not wholly absorbed by the plant, and many of these chemicals are left on the soil. [Read more...]