It was one of the most dangerous environmental side effects of Superstorm Sandy – crippled sewage treatment plants sent raw waste into homes.
Rep. Michael Grimm has stepped in on behalf of his constituents on Jefferson Avenue, asking the city’s Department of Environmental Protection to investigate.
The biggest breach took place at the Bay Park sewage treatment facility where a nine foot wall of water flooded the pumps. That led to the sewage inundation of more than 100 homes across nine South Shore villages.
Imagine having to worry that ever time it rains that the smell of raw sewage will waft into your home. That’s what one resident said he’s been living with for years– and he wants help.
Officials announced that all water recreational activities, including kayaking, swimming and water skiing, can resume on the Hudson River and surrounding waters.
The Westchester County Health Department has lifted its advisory for the Hudson River in Westchester.