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Recreational water advisory for Hudson, East Rivers

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A wastewater treatment plant discharged water into the Hudson River early Tuesday morning.

The NYC Depts. of Environmental Protection and Health and Mental Hygiene have issued a recreational water body advisory for the Hudson and East Rivers through 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

All recreational users including boaters and kayakers should avoid contact with the Hudson River from the George Washington Bridge to Lower Manhattan. And, in the East River, from  Lower Manhattan north to the Manhattan Bridge.

The Dept. of Environmental Protection says additional steps have been taken to disinfect the water discharged from the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Harlem.

Public beaches are not impacted by the wastewater discharge, said officials.

 

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