Untreated sewage continues to flow into Capital Region rivers

July 28, 2017 01:26 PM

If you plan on spending any time in the Hudson or Mohawk Rivers this weekend, you might want to know how much sewage you could be exposed to.

Heavy rains on Thursday alone sent more than two million gallons of untreated sewage and rainwater into the Hudson in Troy, Rensselaer, Green Island and Albany.

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A blocked screen in Glens Falls caused 11,000 gallons to spill into the Hudson on that same day.

In the Mohawk River, the problem is a broken sewage pipe. It has been leaking in Amsterdam for more than a year and the break still hasn't been found. That's caused nearly eight million gallons of raw sewage to spill into the river over the last year and it's still flowing at 10 gallons every minute according to the city.

NewsChannel 13's Karen Tararache tracked down Governor Cuomo and city leaders last week to ask how that's possible. You can see that report by clicking here.


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