Hudson River Advisory Lifted In Westchester
Remains In Effect For NYC; 4 Beaches
MYFOXNY.COM - Westchester County officials say they're confident samples from the Hudson River show it is now safe to swim, fish, windsurf, kayak and jet ski in the water.
A water advisory was in effect following a fire at a water treatment plant in upper Manhattan last week . Service was shut down at the plant for approximately 48 hours sending sewage into the River. It was stopped on Friday night after pumps began working again.
About 200 million gallons of sewage spilled into the water, affecting area beaches and water activities. But authorities didn't expect any long-term effects.
The water advisory remains in effect for the Hudson River, the East River from the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge to Verrazano Bridge, the Harlem River and the Kill Van Kull to the Goethals Bridge and several beaches:
* South Beach in Staten Island
* Midland Beach in Staten Island
* Cedar Grove Beach in Staten Island
* Sea Gate in Brooklyn
City Health Department officials say they continue tests of the water.
For udpates from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, CLICK HERE .