Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Takin' it through the streets

Contaminated soil excavated from a former gas plant site in Seaside will be trucked away over local streets, despite pleas from concerned residents and elected officials to remove the stuff by barge instead.

An 18-month project to remediate the site - owned by National Grid - along Beach Channel Drive and Beach 108th St. is expected to produce 80,000 cubic yards of toxin-laden dirt, a National Grid official said.

Starting in September, the official said, an estimated 30 trucks a day will pass through local streets on their way to the Verrazano Bridge to disposal sites inland.

Barge too costly, toxic dirt to be trucked from Rockaways

1 comment:

Steven said...

I was just there as recently as a month ago and thought it would be great to take pictures at Beach 108th St., which my friends and I have labeled "barrenland". Seeing as how I'm an amateur photographer, if I do decide to take pictures, I better do it soon!
Thanks for the heads up!