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New York — New York City announced the closure of four beaches in response to a fire last Wednesday at a sewage treatment plant in Harlem that sent millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the Hudson River.

Read our exclusive piece on the Harlem Sewage Plant Explosion

On Monday, the city announced the closure of three beaches in Staten island and one in Brooklyn.

“Because it’s a plume of pollution, we want to make sure we’re taking the appropriate precautions,” Susan Craig, a department spokeswoman, said. “I would think it’ll be a couple days.”

Read more at the New York Times.


Harlem Fire Sends Raw Sewage Into The Hudson River