Sunday, January 15, 2017

Flushing Bay dredging to commence

From Curbed:

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the projected $34 million cleanup which is to be completed in phases that will likely carry on for decades. In fact, could take as long as until 2042 to complete if things go according to the DEP’s plan.

The first phase will focus on decommissioning the ten sewage outflows that spill into the bay. Next, the DEP plans to create a three acre marsh and mudflat area to help filter the water. Ultimately, the goal is to build a 2.5 mile tunnel and “dewatering” station that would divert sewage away from the bay and into a pumping system for processing but that could cost as much as $5.7 billion and has not received approval from the state.


Anonymous said...

The marsh and mudflat area will create breeding grounds for zika and all sorts of mosquito borne viruses - asked Queens Parks Commish Lewandowski about this and she shrugged saying that 'its above her pay scale.'

Like the wasteful 2nd Ave subway, political hacks are making all the decisions, and their only qualification is party loyalty. The NYC government is now officially in the hands of Democratic hacks who squander money and are in completely out of their depth.

They simply do little anymore but waste everyone's time in trying to distract our attention with the election in an increasingly futile effort as they desperately try to focus the light away from their gross incompetence.

TommyR said...

Good development. Nice to be able to say something positive on the crapper for a change

Anonymous said...

The Flushing river was buried in many places as well as the large creek coming from Kissena Park. That would "flush" the crap out but unfortunately that can't happen now.

Anonymous said...

This is a 3 or 4 year job (in say 1937 - 1940)) that will provide the honey of capital spending for the next 30 or 40 years (2017 - 2057).

Flushing Phantom said...

As long as my family has lived in the area (1955) dredging has been done on quite a few occasions. The result was it still stinks!
Maybe instructing the 3rd world residents not to dump illegal waste into the sewer pipes would be far more helpful in the long run .
I also wish I'd win Mega Millions. Do not hold your breath waiting for civilized behavior from the current crop of locals.
Where councilman Peter Koo lives, in Port Washington, Nassau County, the bay doesn't reek of shit and rotting crap.
So he doesn't give a damn. He only goes through the motions of being a councilman.

Jerry Rotondi said...

Dredge up some of your lazy politicians out of their cushy digs and dump them out of office.
Flushing's politics stinks far worse than the river.
Need I name whom I speak of? You know who they are. Change your representatives as you would your underwear and wind up with cleaner government!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm....I guess all of those waterfront "luxury" residential projects are not doing so well.
Even a third worlder won't buy stench at any price.
This is a move pushed by local real estate developers.
What happened to that .....was it an 85 million dollar....retention tank that was supposed to alleviate the Flushing Rover stink?
Maybe it worked befor all of the new over development.
Why is it that the taxpayer always has to bail out bad real estate projects?
Shouldn't we be getting a percentage pf their profits of we are their partners in building? We are, you know.
Our tax dollar make us their partners.Let the developers pay for the dredging! Or.....give us a dividend!

Anonymous said...

Alas, the wrong 'SWAMP' is being dredged! City Hall and Albany are the raw sewage plants that are in urgent need of a dredging-and-draining! Both smell so badly of corruption, graft and naked greed that never ends, that I'm surprised these voracious thieves don't wear gas masks to work!

As usual, it's the overburdened taxpayer who ultimately picks up the tab for government-henchmen crime sprees that even the Mafia couldn't successfully rival, much less surpass!