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Sewage goes into Hudson from Yonkers plants

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YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - Westchester County health officials say partially treated sewage has been entering the Hudson River from two plants in Yonkers.

The county asked Con Edison to cut power to the Yonkers Wastewater Treatment Plant at 8:45 p.m. Monday.

The decision was made to protect workers and equipment due to flooding. The plant was being pumped out overnight.

Then, at 10:50 p.m., the North Yonkers station became flooded and its pumps went out of service. That allowed the release of screened raw sewage into the Hudson River.

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