Capstones

Graduation Date

Fall 12-16-2016

First Advisor

Keith Kloor

Subject Concentration

Health & Science

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

The Newtown Creek in New York is one of the most polluted water bodies in the United States. Scores of chemical factories and industries lined its banks in the 1800s up until the 1950s. Toxic contaminants from these sites and sewage discharges from the city left the creek a barren wasteland. But now, decades of water conservation efforts in New York City have begun to revive the health of the waterway and are making it habitable for wildlife again. Yet, the fight for even cleaner waters continues.

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