Mysterious Substance Found in Waterway in Lower Hudson Valley
Ever wonder what's in the water we use? You probably don't want to know. Hazmat crews were called to reports of a strange off-color substance found in a keyhole behind a shopping center Tuesday morning. And while not a lot of information is available as of yet, you have to wonder what this substance is and exactly how it got there. Could it pose a danger to the public?
The blue-like substance was discovered early Tuesday in the water behind the Rye Ridge Shopping Center. Emergency crews were on hand to investigate the source of the contamination in the waterway that runs from Rye Brook to the Westchester County Airport. According to a post on the Port Chester Fire Department's Facebook page, the leak has been contained, though the search for its source continues.
What Else is in the Water?
Or, maybe we should ask "what's coming out of the water?". While the state is certainly known for its share of wildlife, it isn't too common to find a seal flopping along in the middle of a busy road right in front of you. However, experts from the New York Marine Rescue Center say it's seal season, which is that time of year when the aquatic mammals and humans both share the nearby beaches together. Be on the lookout for these hungry travelers.
CNN says that officials were called to reports of a baby harbor seal passing through a traffic circle. Police say that witnesses first spotted the visitor in a parking lot, before making its way through the entrance of the Budget Host Inn. The Southampton Town Police Department jokingly shared the update on their Facebook page that the seal was later "detained' and then 'taken into custody".
CNN reports that the New York Marine Rescue Center sent their people to rescue the lost pinniped. The seal was then brought to a rehabilitation center in Riverhead. ABC says the 3-month-old seal pup was later released back into the wild.