Oysters are making a comeback in the polluted waters around New York City

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A coalition of bivalve enthusiasts is trying to revive oyster farming in water that is beset by trash and raw sewage.
The oysters in the Hudson River around the Statue of Liberty are some of the plumpest and fastest growing Crassostrea virginica in the whole of New York harbor. Fitting it should be that way, at least in contrast to the East River, between Manhattan and Brooklyn, where untreated effluent is allowed to flow out during storms in what New York authorities describe as a “rain event”.
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