JOHNSON CITY, NY – An illegal tire dump has sprung up alongside the Susquehanna River in Johnson City.

9 used tires are piled a few feet from the Susquehanna as it flows under the Route 201 bridge.


The riverbank is part of a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation fishing and boating access site.


A viewer who brought his boat to the access notified NewsChannel 34 of the dump.


UPDATE:

A D-E-C official tells NewsChannel 34 that the illegal dump was discovered by Conservation Officers during a routine check this morning and that there are plans to clean up and discard the tires today.


The D-E-C encourages members of the public to report litterers and polluters to its hotline, 844-332-3267.