State and city officials advise residents to stay out of water

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — People are being advised by state and city officials to say out of the Connecticut and Mill rivers due to possible hazardous chemicals floating in the water after Tropical Storm Irene, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

The municipal wastewater treatment plant in Greenfield, Mass., had to be shut down due to flooding, which is causing some contamination in the rivers, stated the article.

“I saw a handful of young guys with a raft coming out the Mill River, so we want to make this warning as known as possible,” he said. “It’s prudent to stay out of the water.”

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