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Portion of Hudson River opens to swimmers
SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- The Hudson River is back in business south of Sleepy Hollow.
Westchester County officials say swimmers are safe in Sleepy Hollow and all points south after a sewer main break was fixed on Friday. But swimmers and boaters should avoid direct contact with the river north of Sleepy Hollow until further notice because of high levels of bacteria in the water.
Officials say a broken pipe discovered in Ossining on Thursday sent an estimated million and a half gallons of sewage a day into a creek near the river.
Last month, about 200 million gallons of raw sewage spewed into the Hudson River when a treatment plant in Manhattan was taken offline after an engine room fire.
A report issued Tuesday by the environmental group Riverkeeper said sewage makes swimming in the Hudson unsafe 21 percent of the time.
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