Is This Plan Just a Load of Garbage?
A dredging plan to create a Brooklyn waterfront waste-transfer station could have explosive repercussions, as it could set off anti-aircraft shells lost by the military in Gravesend Bay over 50 years ago.
"Putting a waste station at this site would dredge up 30 years of toxins to the surface," said Assemblyman William Colton (D-Bensonhurst). "To take such a blatantly hazardous path is unthinkable." […]
The Daily News also reported the city's counter argument:
the Sanitation Department, which would operate the new facility, has said the construction would be safe and that any impact from dredging up the dirt would be immediately handled before it could be released into the community.
As an anonymous commenter on Curbed put it:
i will be so happy to swim in Coney Island once this plan is up and ready! I cant wait for the development of Coney and the sewage that will follow!!!!
Brooklyn Bombshell [New York Post]
Fear over Gravesend waste station plan [Daily News]
Southern Brooklyn Trash Plan Could Be the Bomb [Curbed]
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