Skip to comments.N.J.'S P.U. RIPENS APPLE-BELCHING BOG BLAMED FOR CITYWIDE GAS STINK
Posted on 01/09/2007 7:36:47 AM PST by finnman69
Who cut the cheese?
New Jersey, apparently.
Across the length and breadth of Manhattan, people were asking, "What's that smell?" after a pungent odor like natural gas or rotten eggs blanketed the borough and northern New Jersey for three hours yesterday morning.
By evening, the answer seemed to be a stinky gas emitted by a New Jersey swamp or marsh.
"That's where our noses and instruments tell us" the smell was coming from, said Charles Sturcken, a spokesman for the city Department of Environmental Protection.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Figures: It's a natural phenomenon.
You'd think that the lefties would be happy about it since it wasn't man-made.
The DUmmies said it was Bush's "Black Ops" boys testing a new nerve agent to see how fast it would spread, then blame terrorists. MIHOP #2.
Since the 60's the answer has always been "swamp gas."
>>>By evening, the answer seemed to be a stinky gas emitted by a New Jersey swamp or marsh.
That would be Fresh Kills
Here are some aeriel shots of Fresh Kills.
Most people get their impression of NJ when they see what's on the other side of the Lincoln Tunnel or GW Bridge. Having lived there twice, I can tell you that it's a beautiful state with lots to offer. Very liberal but a great state.The beaches are some of the best.
Jimmy Hoffa returns.
Your voice has changed but your breath smells the same.
This is what we get for leaving wetlands unpaved...
Now now...I know some people in New Jersey like to claim Staten Island as their own (for what reason God only knows), but last I checked it was still part of New York, and Fresh Kills landfill is located there.
In Pennsylvania, we considered Jersey a toxic waste dump, not a swamp. But maybe it's not all that different!
The Fresh Hill's positioning to Jersey City explains that.
Okay, yes. I see what you're saying.
You are right though. There is a blur as to where NJ ends and NYC begins. How many times have you heard people say that NJ is the Capitol of NY?
Not true. Northern and western NJ is quite hilly, but the eastern side IS jsut about all swamp.
In Jersey, we consider Pennslyvania to be "where the poor people live".
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