All city beaches closed due to pollution

It's hot and humid outside and many Bronx residents want to go for a swim at the beach but they can't. All New York City beaches are closed indefinitely.

The Department of Health closed the beaches because of pollution. Officials say millions of gallons of raw waste was dumped into the East River after two sewage treatment plants broke down during the blackout.

There are serious health risks from swimming in polluted water including gastrointestinal illness, diarhea and vomiting.

The Department of Health says there will be testing and sampling done to determine when the beaches are safe to reopen.

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