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Sewage Pouring Into Hudson River in Ossining

OSSINING, N.Y. –  It's deja vu on the Hudson as swimmers, kayakers and others were again told to stay out of the river. This time the culprit is a sewer main break in Ossining.

About 1.5 million gallons of sewage per day started discharging into the Hudson River on Thursday after a tree fell and broke an 18-inch sewer main near the intersection of Water Street and Central Avenue, county health officials said.

Croton Point Park beach and the Philipse Manor beach have been closed as a result of the sewer main break, and people are advised to avoid direct contact with the Hudson River until further notice, health officials said.

"The Heatlh Department is collecting beach water quality samples today and will issue an updated advisory based on sample results received tomorrow," county officials said in a press release.

Sewage from the broken pipe is discharging into Killbrook Creek, about of a mile from the Hudson River, officials said.

The Ossining sewage main break comes after a July 20 fire at a wastewater treatment plant in Manhattan caused raw sewage to dump into the Hudson River. The county health department issued advisories for several days after the Manhattan fire to avoid direct contact with the Hudson River.

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