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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
PRESS RELEASE

Posted:

December 17, 2018

Contact:

Ria Convery, (617) 788-1105, Ria.Convery@mwra.com


New Study Finds Boston Harbor Cleanup Was Worth It

Deer Island and Boston Harbor

According to a new study by the published in Frontiers in Marine Science, the  Boston Harbor cleanup was economically justifiable. In the study, Evaluating the Boston Harbor Cleanup: An Ecosystem Valuation Approach, the analysis of Boston Harbor “suggests the capitalized value of restored ecosystem services now stands at between $30 and $100 billion -- far outweighing the $5 billion cleanup cost.”

Related:

Press Release – Science Daily

Study: "Evaluating the Boston Harbor Cleanup: An Ecosystem Valuation Approach"

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Updated December 17, 2018