How Is the Water? A story of sewage contamination on the Hudson

Overall water quality in the Hudson failed the U.S. EPA guideline for safe swimming 21% of the times we sampled – the equivalent of 1½ days a week on average. By comparison, water quality samples collected at beaches nationwide failed the EPA guideline for safe swimming 7% of the times sampled over the same period, 2006 – 2010

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