|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 26 Jun 2009 15:42:42 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Dredge spoils to New York City parks|
Foes harbor fears of dredging; critics say sand may be hazard Adam Lisberg New York Daily News June 21, 2009Mayor Bloomberg's economic development team has a grand plan to dredge sand from the bottom of New York Harbor and dump it into new parks - including one on the site of the old Yankee Stadium.
But not everyone believes it will be safe.The sandy material, mixed with cement and tested for dangerous chemicals, is already used in one Bronx park and is scheduled to be dumped at the new Brooklyn Bridge Park.
And when the old Yankee Stadium comes down, city officials want to fill the empty lot with 220,000 cubic yards of sand dredged from the harbor. It is being removed to accommodate bigger ships.
The city Economic Development Corp. says everybody wins: Dredging companies pay EDC $5 per cubic yard to accept the sand instead of far more to dump it in a landfill, while the city avoids paying $60 per cubic yard for regular dirt.
... For the entire article, see http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/06/21/2009-06-21_harbor_plan_dredging_up_critics_fears_say_mikes_idea_to_use_dirt_for_parks_may_b.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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