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
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:42 AM
I was just there as recently as a month ago and thought it would be great to take pictures at Beach 108th St., which my friends and I have labeled "barrenland". Seeing as how I'm an amateur photographer, if I do decide to take pictures, I better do it soon!
Thanks for the heads up!
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