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Habor Waters in New York City Are Getting Cleaner - The Bad and the Rad, Surfrider's State of the Beach 2002

Under average conditions, fecal coliform bacteria in New York harbor have decreased by as much as 98 percent since 1974. This is primarily the result of improved sewage treatment and abatement of illegal discharges. (Source: New York City Department of Environmental Protection, article at )

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