Thursday, June 28, 2012
Needles found on Rockaway Beach
From NBC 4:
The city Parks Department cleaned up a stretch of Rockaway Beach in Queens Monday after NBC 4 New York contacted the agency about medical waste, including syringes, littering the shore.
There were multiple syringes, including one with an exposed needle, lying across the sand near Beach 116th Street Monday night. NBC 4 New York found three, and another beach stroller found one more.
It's not clear if the needles were washing up on shore as medical waste or if they were left behind by beachgoers who used them.