posted on 05/17/2009 5:51:52 PM PDT
I’d be willing to bet that they dredge up some really odd stuff...
posted on 05/17/2009 5:56:26 PM PDT
by Hegemony Cricket
(The emperor has no pedigree.)
the Hudsons last significant toxic legacy from an era of unfettered industrial activity and dumping.
Just a question: Is it "dumping" if the material you released was considered innocuous at the time you released it? As opposed to illegal (at the time) dispersal into the environment?
This could have a big effect upon operations that have relied on coal-burning, among other things...
posted on 05/17/2009 5:58:46 PM PDT
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There are several people who believe this just stir up crap that’s been covered over for years.
posted on 05/17/2009 5:59:03 PM PDT
(Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
To: neverdem; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: Twelve dredges are to work round the clock, six days a week, into October, removing sediment laced with the chemicals known as PCBs. Mile-long freight trains running every several days will carry the dried mud to a hazardous-waste landfill in Texas.
Gadzooks! If that ain't a reason to secede... what is???
Oh, well, time for the season final... of "Desperate Housewives" for us Desperate Old Housebots!
posted on 05/17/2009 5:59:08 PM PDT
("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
This is in my old neck of the woods. We used to swim in the Hudson all the time and I don't have green skin or three eyes yet.
While I don't know a lot about this, I do remember reading that stirring up all this sentiment will be worse than just letting it be.
posted on 05/17/2009 6:00:08 PM PDT
Uh, didn’t they have a documentary of something about how pristine the Hudson is now?
posted on 05/17/2009 6:05:40 PM PDT
(Give me back my conservative vote.)
To: andyssister; clinkclink; andyandval
****Twelve dredges are to work round the clock, six days a week, into October, removing sediment laced with the chemicals known as PCBs.****
We have a saying...”When you stir old s#!t it still stinks as bad as the first time!”
Why not leave it alone where it will be covered by other sediments instead of polluting Texas!
posted on 05/17/2009 6:11:16 PM PDT
by Ruy Dias de Bivar
(14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
An estimated 1.3 million pounds of
PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, concrete shoes flowed into the upper Hudson......... 21
posted on 05/17/2009 6:11:39 PM PDT
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The methods (dredging) they are using only guarantee that large amounts of the PCB contaminants will just be released into the river flow and will be freshly deposited downstream. Where they were, these contaminated sediments were encapsulated with decades of uncontaminated sediment. Now, the PCBs will be completely exposed to the water and aquatic life and will be re-contaminating everything for years to come. There must be a democrat involved.
posted on 05/17/2009 6:11:46 PM PDT
(2010 is coming soon...and THEY know it! THEY are afraid.)
This stuff had been entombed in mud and sediment ... essentially cut off from anything it might have adversely affected. Now, it is all being stirred up and re-released into the river.
posted on 05/17/2009 6:18:10 PM PDT
(Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
but they won’t dredge the pollutants from City Hall.
Will everybody interested in this issue also be getting daily updates through “The Dredge Report”?
posted on 05/17/2009 6:26:59 PM PDT
(Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
Why take to crud to Texas?
Doesn't NYS have its own hazardous-waste landfill?
A few years ago they were testing the creek water which flows to the reservoirs. It was the only year that I noticed so many dead fish and cray fish. I wonder what was dumped in the water that year.
I’ll be looking for a full expose on this reported by the NBC Nightly News. /sarc.
To: El Gato; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Robert A. Cook, PE; lepton; LadyDoc; jb6; tiamat; PGalt; Dianna; ...
posted on 05/17/2009 6:58:17 PM PDT
(Xin loi minh oi)
Pete Seeger just turned ninety, the sloop Clearwater's in mothballs, GE moved and the Hudson's still muddy. Last I heard the sturgeon and the shad were running again. Saw eagles fishing from the Palisades across from Yankee Stadium in 2001.
Is this an environmental crisis or a financial one?
posted on 05/17/2009 7:13:47 PM PDT
Reminds me of the pollution scene of Naked Gun
posted on 05/17/2009 7:19:33 PM PDT
(My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
GE the Green Company Right\s
posted on 05/17/2009 8:02:03 PM PDT
(Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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