Hudson River generally OK for swimming, study finds

NEW YORK – The Hudson River is scenic and historic – but swimmable?

Yes, much of the time, though dirty rainwater and raw sewage still contaminate parts of New York state’s iconic waterway after decades of cleanup efforts, an environmental group said Thursday.

“The river is still safe to swim in most times in most places, but when it’s not safe, it’s very unsafe,” said Alex Matthiessen, president of the Hudson preservation group Riverkeeper.

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