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Hudson River Safe For Swimming In Westchester County

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The Hudson River is seen from Westchester County - Jul 13, 2011 (credit: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880)

The Hudson River is seen from Westchester County – Jul 13, 2011 (credit: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880)

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CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY (CBSNewYork) – It’s safe to go back in the water in Westchester County. The Westchester County Health Department has lifted its advisory for the upper part of the Hudson River in Westchester.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports

Health officials issued the advisory last week after an explosion and fire at a water treatment plant caused raw sewage to spew into the Hudson, contaminating the water.

After continued testing, officials say the river in Westchester is now safe for swimming, fishing, windsurfing, kayaking and jet skiing.

Health officials say while everything looks fine, they will continue to take routine samples of the water.

Four beaches in New York City remain closed.

Will you use the Hudson River now that the advisory is lifted in Westchester? Sound off in our comments section below…

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