Sewage Leaks Into Hudson

Monday, May 07, 2007

A pipe leak that sent millions of gallons of raw sewage spilling into the Hudson River north of New York City has been fixed. But officials are warning boaters, water skiers and skin divers to remain out of the water through today.

Officials in Westchester say workers created a bypass to keep sewage from leaking out of the broken underground pipe. But the repairs took longer than expected and 7.5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the river, so the health warnings remain in effect.

The 48-inch pipe broke Friday afternoon, apparently ruptured by a tree that came loose during a landslide near the Greystone train station in Yonkers.

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