Friday, April 30, 2010

Contaminated Brooklyn lot becomes garbage dump

From Courier-Life:

Talk about a dumping ground.

A Carroll Gardens lot has become a toilet bowl, thanks to a perfect storm of conflicting bureaucracies, confused ownership and insufficient policing that has allowed the eastern end of Huntington Street to become filled with human waste, empty bottles of methadone, used syringes, trash and condoms.

[A] warehouse was razed last year so that the energy giant National Grid’s could clean the property of toxins that date back to the Industrial Revolution.

But National Grid spokeswoman Karen Young said that maintenance of the property are the responsibility of the owner, Henry Abadi.

Abadi disagreed, saying that he has practically surrendered control of the property to National Grid for the duration of clean-up.

“They are the ones in control of the land,” he said.

No wonder no one wants to own up to ownership of this particular patch of fouled earth. When we visited the site, trash, graffiti and feces were piled so thick that it’s no wonder people continue to add their own garbage to the mound.

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