Carolyn FortinoMar 26, 2017, 8:48 pmMar 27, 2017, 11:05 pm

Dead dolphin found in Hutchinson River raises pollution concerns

Mt. Vernon mayor says trash and debris-filled waters played role in the dolphin's death

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Westchester County police said it was just off of East Sanford Boulevard near Glover Field in Mount Vernon where they pulled a dolphin out of the Hutchinson River.

An old shopping cart and other trash and debris could be seen littering the water, and the mayor of Mount Vernon is saying polluted waters played a key role in the dolphin's death.

Mayor Richard Thomas says he has been urging the City Council to approve his plan to make repairs in order to stop raw sewage from leaking into the river.

The Environmental Protection Agency first ordered Mount Vernon to clean up the river 14 years ago, and the city could soon be facing fines in the millions.

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