Sewage Dumped in Hudson After Fire at Treatment Plant; Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands


• The Hudson has become a dumping ground for raw sewage after a fire broke out in the engine room at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Harlem, causing the plant to shut down and stop treating wastewater. Crews are working to get the plant running again. DEP said “it would take at least 48 hours of continuous discharge of sewage before it would have any impact on city beaches.” Swimmers, kayakers, et al: Stay out of the Hudson for a bit. [NY1]

• Unrelated: There’s an E.coli warning on for certain parts of Long Island. [NBC NY]

New York state took in almost $800 million more than expected in the first three months of this fiscal year, but State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has warned “Revenue collections in the first quarter were strong, but our fiscal health is tenuous.” [NYP]

• A Delta flight attendant who tried to commit suicide was saved when police tracked her location down in Queens via her ringing phone. [NYDN]

• Read the Health Department inspection report that closed Mars Bar. “Filth flies,” oh my. [EV Grieve]

• The space shuttle Atlantis landed, safely, at 5:57 this morning. R.I.P., America’s space shuttle program! [OS]

 It is still hot. [Weather]