The advisory cautioning against contact with the Hudson River in Westchester after Hurricane Sandy was lifted today by the Westchester County Department of Health. WAMC's Dave Lucas has more...
People who use the Hudson's waters for recreational purposes, namely swimmers, boaters, kayakers and windsurfers, are free to resume direct contact with the water.
The advisory had been issued as a precaution during Super Storm Sandy on Oct 29, after the Yonkers Joint Wastewater Treatment Plant was shut down to protect equipment and for the safety of employees. The plant was flooded and sustained heavy damage as a result of the storm.
The plant began achieving secondary wastewater treatment on Nov. 22 and test results of the plant effluent demonstrate that the effluent limits are being met. Although the plant is fully functioning, repairs are ongoing and are expected to cost $12.65 million.
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