AG Cuomo unveils BX River cleanup projects

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has announced Thursday that money collected from the long-time polluters of the Bronx River will go toward nine cleanup projects.

The projects, five of which will be based in Westchester, come with a price tag of $1.8 million, which will come from the $7 million that Yonkers Raceway and four communities paid in 2007 for dumping pollutants into the river.

Ashford Park in Ardsley will get $51,000 that will be used for storm water management and landscaping. In Eastchester, Supervisor Anthony Colavita says a $170,000 grant will be used to control pollution from the town's municipal maintenance yard.

For Andrew Cuomo announcing funding to fight Bronx River pollution, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.

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