10 Aug '11, 5pm

To Swim or Not to Swim?: State officials say that designated public bathing beaches and their waters must meet s...

Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times Janet Harris, a long-distance swimmer, in the Hudson River near Catskill, N.Y. John Lipscomb, the captain of a boat that regularly plies the Hudson River for the environmental group Riverkeeper, says that on hot sunny days he sees “hundreds and hundreds of people” swimming in the river off official and unofficial beaches and off drifting boats. He said the heaviest recreational use was usually north of Yonkers, where the river is a major attraction. “The smaller the community, the highest the interest,” he said. But as I reported in Wednesday’s Times after a brief post here on the blog, a new report from Riverkeeper based on four years of testing of water quality points out that the Hudson is routinely contaminated by sewage and storm water runoff. The study calls into question the safety of swimming in a waterway that is so frequent...

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