Hurricane Sandy Shows Clear Evidence We Live In A Giant Chemical Spill

Thomas Burke, a professor and associate dean at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, said the Gowanus and Newtown Creek—whose cleanups haven't begun in earnest yet—are more vulnerable to flooding risks than sites in more advanced stages of remediation, where caps and liners have already been placed over bottom-lying toxic material.

"There really has to be a careful evaluation of whether there has been any disturbing of the waste," Mr. Burke, a former director of sciences and research at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, said. "Flooding moves things around much more quickly."

Hurricane Katrina in 2005 doesn't offer any clear-cut lessons. During Katrina, several Superfund sites in Louisiana flooded, including the Agriculture Street Landfill Superfund site, which was used to burn debris after Hurricane Betsy hit New Orleans in 1965. In the 1970s and 1980s, a residential development, elementary school and playground were placed atop the site. After Katrina's passage, workers found high levels of cancer-causing hydrocarbons in the courtyard of an apartment complex on the site littered with residential debris. But the ground there hadn't been disturbed by the floodwaters, says Tom Harris, administrator for the remediation division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. "We never really figured out what the heck was going on," he says.

Ground-water sample tests by the EPA also showed elevated levels of arsenic and other metals at two other sites, the Delatte Metals Superfund Site in Tangipahoa Parish and the PAB Oil Superfund Site in Abbeville, La., according to the EPA's website.

New Jersey officials downplayed any problems. "There was no major flooding in North Jersey. Superfund sites were not inundated by tidal surges," said Larry Ragonese, a spokesman for the state environmental agency.

Comment

You need to be a member of 12160 to add comments!

Join 12160

Ferguson Mega-Link Blast - Nov 17-04

WATCH LIVE: Ferguson Continues to Protest

Please remember this website is supported by your donations...

12160 NEWS new management/admin info



You filthy, abnormal animal’: graphic contents of anonymous letter sent by FBI to Martin Luther King http://ow.ly/2QKXaR  

2nd Grader’s Homework Teaches ‘Rights Are Special Privileges The Government Gives You’ http://ow.ly/2QKXaQ 

Texe Marrs - Project Lucid - Published on Jun 30, 2013 Too much to list. http://ow.ly/2QKXaC 

I Don't Have A Problem With The KKK Fliers Posted In Ferguson MO by Deep Space http://12160.info/video

VIDEO: Citizens Approach Cop They Saw Littering, Cop Says, “Yeah? What are You Gonna Do About It?”: http://12160.info/video

US senator’s son charged with killing 21 dogs - US senator’s son charged with killing 21 dogs Published time: Nove... ow.ly/2QJVZJ 

WATER Crisis -HOAX - Primary Water - What you didn't know about the manufactured drought. ow.ly/2QJVZO 

Keiser Report: Whistleblower Alayne Fleischmann (JP Morgan 'worst nightmare') talks to Max (E679) ow.ly/2QJVZQ 

Propaganda and Manipulation: How mass media engineers and distorts our perceptions ow.ly/2QJVZP

Did VIP abusers murder a boy? Scotland Yard's new probe into paedophile ring at luxury flats used by ministers ow.ly/2QJVZI 

Meet Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson - a total asshole NEWLY POSTED VIDEO 12160.info/page

Report an Issue

Forum

can i share this and get you guyses opinion?

Started by michael sean in General Mayhem. Last reply by michael sean 14 hours ago. 1 Reply

© 2014   Created by truth.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2014 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted
var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-48719234-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();