Raw Sewage Spill In The Hudson River Clean Enough To Greenlight Ironman Championship

Raw Sewage Spill Hudson River

By Paul DeBenedetto, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

NEW YORK CITY — The Ironman U.S. Championships will go on as scheduled.

Officials ruled Friday that the Hudson River was clean enough for swimmers to cross after a broken sewer line in Westchester on Thursday led to a “controlled discharge” of millions of gallons of sewage into the river.

Die-hard athletes eagerly waited all day for a decision on the inaugural competition, set to take place on Saturday. Continue reading “Raw Sewage Spill In The Hudson River Clean Enough To Greenlight Ironman Championship”

New York Ironman Championship Threatened By Raw Sewage In Hudson River

Sewage Spill Hudson River

Millions of gallons of raw sewage stemming from a sewer break in Westchester is threatening the upcoming Ironman U.S. Championship set to take place on Saturday.

NBC reports the sewage break, which occurred in Tarrytown on Thurday, prompted officials to approve a “controlled discharge” in order to begin repairs in the sewer line and chlorinate the sewage.

An Ironman spokeswoman said in a statement organizers were “diligently monitoring the situation” and they “will be sure of the water quality and that the venue is safe before we allow our athletes to swim on Saturday.” Continue reading “New York Ironman Championship Threatened By Raw Sewage In Hudson River”