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