Ahh yes – winter in LIC. Add ‘the sounds and smells of toxic cleanup’ to ‘chestnuts roasting on an open fire’ and you’ve got the picture, as two active remediation projects are going on in Queenswest along the LIC waterfront.
In this process, the identified toxic soil is dug up under the huge white tents that are now installed at Queenswest (meant to keep the debris/dust contained), loaded onto a truck, and transported out. This isn’t the first time toxic soil has been unearthed in LIC. Just last year there were many complaints of strange and foul smells and super-eerie dust clouds during the remediation. CB2 and Queens West Development Corp also openly asked residents to say something if they smell something, for their own health. That said, keep your nostrils open, LIC.