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Coast Guard doesn’t rule out anchorages and Scenic Hudson still says river safety doesn’t require them
HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y.—Today the U.S. Coast Guard issued its report on the Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) workshops held in November 2017. The PAWSA workshops were held in response to a proposal for new anchorages for 43 industrial barges carrying hazardous chemicals on the Hudson River. The proposal, which created a groundswell of public opposition, was extensively vetted at the two PAWSA workshops.