Imagine a river so dirty it makes the Hudson dirtier: that’s the Saw Mill River, which empties in Yonkers.
On a good day, this 23-mile tributary of the Hudson River, located in Westchester County, is 15 times dirtier than what the Environmental Protection Agency calls "dirty.”
This August, Manhattan residents accused ConEd of dumping hot, dirty water into the Hudson at Pier 98, and gave 60 days to respond. Advocates wanted answers; they got silence. The deadline just passed and now the Department of Justice is weighing federal prosecution.
Woodside, Queens is the perfect residential neighborhood – until it rains.
“You can see lights turn on [along] the whole neighborhood,” said Tenzin Woe, a computer science student who moved with his parents from nearby Astoria to Woodside in 2017. Since then, leaking and mold are