22 Jun '12, 2pm

New York Mandates Alerts on Sewage Discharges

New York Mandates Alerts on Sewage Discharges

Robert Stolarik for The New York Times People entered the water along South Beach on Staten Island last July despite swimming advisories that were posted after millions of gallons of raw sewage was discharged into the Hudson and Harlem rivers. People in New York State will be notified within hours if sewage has been discharged into a waterway under a bill approved on Thursday that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to sign into law. The need for speedier public alerts to keep swimmers and other recreational users out of polluted waters was underlined last year when a fire at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Harlem led to discharges of raw sewage into the Hudson River for several days. Environmental groups that had long criticized New York City for not reporting water quality problems rapidly enough lobbied for the legislation in Albany, which would take effect b...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/new-york-mandat...

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