Wednesday, November 23, 2011

More toxic material to be dumped into Jamaica Bay

From Sheepshead Bites:

A proposal to allow deicing chemicals and other toxins from John F. Kennedy International Airport to flow freely into Jamaica Bay has sparked a heated debate between city and state agencies and local stakeholders around New York City’s most important federal parkland.

According to environmental watchdogs at the meeting, runoff of water and chemicals from JFK airport remains a major contributor of pollution to Jamaica Bay, and modifying current permits could make matters worse.

The DEC representatives outlined the plan, adding that they have already curtailed the dumping of ethylene glycol, a type of antifreeze.

But those improvements haven’t been enough, said [activist Don] Riepe. He said testing done by the Ecowatchers still showed toxic materials in the waters.


FlooshingRezident said...

How could such a proposal be taken seriously? The people who proposed this insane scheme should be fined for even suggesting it. One doesn't have to be a local resident to be totally offended by this ludicrous idea!

Imagine what the response would be if someone suggested spilling toxic waste material in the water surrounding Bloomberg's $10.5 mil shack in Bermuda?

Anonymous said...

What the hell it's just Queens for crissakes! People in Queens don't matter (We really need a Sarcasm Font)

Anonymous said...

Go ahead, kill off the last bastion of nature in Queens,
Queens has become one ugly, filthy and abused county.
One giant cesspool I say.
Nothing beautiful left to speak of.