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Sewage Spills Into Hudson from Yonkers, NY Plants

FULL COVERAGE: Sandy's Aftermath

Health officials say flooding from the hybrid storm Sandy has resulted in untreated and partially treated sewage being dumped into the Hudson River.

(Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

The Westchester County Health Department issued a warning Tuesday against direct contact with the river near the Westchester shore.

It said the flooding has prompted shutdowns at sewage pumping stations in Croton-on-Hudson and Yonkers and at a sewage treatment plant in Yonkers.

The environmental group Riverkeeper warned Tuesday that the Hudson is also being polluted by contaminants from wrecked boats, swamped cars and flooded parking lots and subways.

It said oil drums, transmission fluid containers and vehicles with leaking fuel tanks have been spotted in the river.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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