Thursday, July 28, 2011

Beaches/Hudson Health Advisories Lifted After Sewage Spill

New York City health officials say it's safe to go back into the water following last week's discharge of raw sewage into the Hudson River, according to the Associated Press.

Officials on Thursday announced that all water recreational activities, including kayaking, swimming and water skiing, can resume on the Hudson River and surrounding waters.

Officials also lifted a pollution advisory for Sea Gate beach in Brooklyn as well as beach closure notices for Staten Island's South Beach, Midland Beach and Cedar Grove Beach. You can also eat the fish you catch provided that you follow New York State guidelines.

Officials say water quality sampling indicates bacteria levels have returned to acceptable levels.

A wastewater treatment plant in Harlem was taken offline last week following a fire that caused raw sewage to spew into the river.

Read More:

Associated Press - July 28, 2011

New York Times - City Room - July 29, 2011 - By Matt Flegenheimer

A Walk In The Park - July 21, 2011

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