[NYCkayaker] Fwd: Recreational Water Advisory for Hudson and East Rivers until 4:00 PM Today

Nancy Brous nbrous@gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 10:37:10 EDT 2013


i will post this with the original attachments at
www.nycwatertrail.org as forwarding with attachments may delay posting
to some lists.
nycwta may do an extra water sample at pier 40 today and if we can get
that done we will post results tomorrow.  nb

see below and note the following from Hudson River Park Trust:

<<Further information:

The spill happened at 9:15 PM last night ; considered small; therefore
this is an advisory, not mandatory warning.
If you continue in-water activity, please use extra caution, avoid
contact with skin and mouth, and wash off after being in the water.>>


Begin forwarded message:

From: NYC Environmental Protection Press Office <deppressoffice@dep.nyc.gov>
Date: July 16, 2013, 9:03:10 AM EDT
Subject: Recreational Water Advisory for Hudson and East Rivers until
4:00 PM Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 16, 2013

No. 80



Recreational Water Advisory for Hudson and East Rivers until 4:00 PM Today



The New York City Departments of Environmental Protection and Health
and Mental Hygiene have issued a recreational water body advisory for
the Hudson and East Rivers through 4:00 PM today, Tuesday, July 16.
Recreational users – including boating and kayaking – should avoid
contact with Hudson River water in the area from the George Washington
Bridge and south to Lower Manhattan and East River water from Lower
Manhattan north to the Manhattan Bridge. Swimming within those areas
is not advised at this time.



The advisory follows an overnight electrical issue that caused the
North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Harlem to discharge raw
sewage into the Hudson River. During the incident the Department of
Environmental Protection took additional steps to disinfect the water
being discharged from the plant using bleach. The Department will
continue to sample water quality along the Hudson and East Rivers and
work with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to sample water
quality at beaches.



There is no anticipated impact on public beaches.

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Contact:         Chris Gilbride/Ted Timbers (DEP)
 (718) 595-6600

                        Sam Miller (DOHMH)
(347) 396-4177




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