By Kevin Deutsch
Sewage from badly deteriorated pipes in Mount Vernon are leaking contaminants into Bronx waterways, killing off wildlife despite multiple court orders mandating the city repair its rotting infrastructure, environmental advocates tell NY1.
Sewage water from the pipe system in Westchester County is wending its way into the Hutchinson River, Bronx River, and Eastchester Bay in the Bronx, killing large numbers of fish.
The East River and Long Island Sound are also being impacted, the advocates said.
Mount Vernon has ignored several state and federal court orders to fix its broken system, and a federal judge last month issued a court order requiring it to comply with the federal Clean Water Act, according to the NY1 report.
City officials told the network they have completed six of seven mandatory repairs in recent months.