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New Poughkeepsie Sewage Discharge Could Affect Public Areas

Rinaldi Boulevard in Poughkeepsie.
Rinaldi Boulevard in Poughkeepsie. Photo Credit: Google Maps

The latest batch of storms to hit the Hudson Valley have led to raw sewage being discharged into the Hudson River in the area for the fifth time in less than a week.

The Poughkeepsie Water Control Plant issued its latest alert on Wednesday, when an undisclosed amount of untreated waste was spilled into the Hudson River near Rinaldi Boulevard.

The intermittent discharges were first reported at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Officials cited multiple storm fronts producing heavy rain as the cause of the latest discharge, stating that it may "potentially impact public areas." 

Last week, hundreds of thousands of gallons of untreated waste were spilled into the Hudson River near the same spot, following thunderstorms that hit the region. 

Officials said that the rate of discharge was to be determined once the storms pass the area.

A similar discharge in Orange County had thousands of gallons of waste being discharged per minute earlier on Wednesday.

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