Sunday, October 2, 2016

No more horse poop in sewers

From the Daily News:

The New York Racing Association has agreed to stop dumping water contaminated with horse manure and detergent from the Aqueduct Racetrack into city sewer drains.

The Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's office filed a lawsuit under the Clean Water Act alleging in 2013 and 2014 the racetrack had discharged more than 1 million gallons of wastewater into the Hawtree and Bergen Basins which ultimately flowed into Jamaica Bay.

An NYRA employee is responsible for making sure there are no discharges of contaminated water into storm drains when horses, wash pads, and manure bins are hosed down. Sixty-two trees will be planted at Belmont Park to help capture storm water runoff.


Anonymous said...

As though any of these overprivileged animal abusers are going to comply! Hah!

Anonymous said...

NYRA is FULL of shit and has been for decades.

JQ LLC said...

That explains the perpetuity of flooding by the aqueduct station and centerville park.

The areas by Aqueduct by the way, even with that den of iniquity racino, is still a fucking mess.

Anonymous said...

How does it explain that?

Anonymous said...

To JQ: Take it from someone who lives right around the corner from Mario's son's foreign, money laundering Ponzi scheme, better known as the Racino——that raw sewage plant makes hell look like heaven!

And, who else was behing this 'KNOWINGLY DESTRUCTIVE'debacle??——You guessed it!——we can all thank a worthless, low life SCOURGE like 'Jerkface' Joe Addabbo for extolling the virtues of a monstrously self-serving, foreign gambling mill that at best is a way to deposit one's weekly, wage slave Rubles for instant debt and loss to prevail (or whatever 'OTHER' devalued currency is accepted there today besides the inflating American dollar!), and at its worst this sleazy, devolved and reductive casino is regressive and cannibalistic——regressive, because once the money runs out from gamblers who can't afford to gamble in the first place (and the money ALWAYS runs out!), then it eats into other people's money (i.e., car loan payments, mortgage payments, college savings, etc.), and finally cannibalistic because once everything is gone, it devours a gambling addict's life, home life, job, savings and——and financial security and stability itself!

Alas, if only there had been a clue! And, if that wasn't glaring enough, the hideous red (as in 'debt' red) signage and Racino logo towering over the main entrance on Rockaway Boulevard (and opposite the Conduit on the other side), looks like a child's interpretation of Edvard Grieg's 'SCREAM!'

And, if THAT doesn't haunt one's nigtmare's into abstaining from gambling altogether for life——then, I don't know whatever it will take!

❝Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.❞ ——Voltaire

❝It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.❞ ——Voltaire

❝It is never good to be right when government is wrong.❞ ——Voltaire

Anonymous said...

Anon 4 It is NYRA-the horse people-the article was about. You rant about the gambling at the casino with nary a mention that betting has been the primary use there long , long, before the coming of Resorts World. Resorts has improved their part of the site. NYRA's part is still the disgrace it has been for many years.

Jerry Rotondi said...

Now clean up the poop at the community board level.