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Advisory Lifted: Contact with Hudson Safe

The Westchester County Department of Health says people can come in direct contact with the Hudson River for the first time since Hurricane Sandy.

The Hudson River is safe for human contact, according to the Westchester County Department Health who lifted an advisory issued during Hurricane Sandy that cautioned against having contact with the river.

The advisory was implemented on Oct. 29 as a precaution since the Yonkers Joint Wastewater Treatment Plant was shut down to protect equipment and the safety of employees. The storm caused flooding and other severe damage to the plant, however secondary water treatment resumed on Nov. 22.

Though the plant is functioning and test results show that sewage limits are being met, repairs to the plant are expected to cost $12.65 million, a county press release reports.

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Krista Madsen (Editor) December 04, 2012 at 04:39 PM
I think it had been so long people didn't realize there was actually still an advisory in effect. Just saw some kayakers yesterday (nice day for it!)

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