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Posts Tagged ‘toxic’

Mercury in Fish

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on August 28, 2009 at 3:50 pm

The USGS has released data that show every fish taken from 291 streams across the country showed some level of mercury contamination. Mercury is bad for humans. Mercury poisoning can cause symptoms ranging from depression, to anxiety, headaches, inability to remember or concentrate, madness as in “Mad as a Hatter,” Alzheimer-like symptoms, Schizophrenia, and, hallucinations. Every one of which I display on a regular basis. Read the rest of this entry »

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First shipment of toxic sludge from Hudson River being unloaded in West Texas

In Dive In, Region, Working Waterfront on July 15, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Crews are still unloading the first 81-car train load of toxic sludge sucked out of New York’s Hudson River into specially dug storage pits at a West Texas waste disposal site. Read the rest of this entry »

'Whole' lot of nothing as food megastore abandons Gowanus site

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Working Waterfront on July 10, 2009 at 2:34 am

 Whole Foods has shelved its plans to open its first Brooklyn branch on Third Avenue near the Gowanus Canal, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Read the rest of this entry »

Manhattan Project's Legacy on Staten Island

In Dive In, Staten Island, Working Waterfront on June 12, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Last week, I reported on the “toxic stew” surrounding Staten Island’s North Shore. (For that article, go here.) That story was scary enough, but information obtained over the past week reveals that the scenario is actually much worse than initially reported. Read the rest of this entry »

Staten Island's Toxic Stew

In Dive In, Go Coastal, Natural Waterfront, Staten Island on May 29, 2009 at 4:17 pm

This spring, residents of Staten Island’s North Shore received news of a triple toxic whammy. Read the rest of this entry »

Gowanus, Where Irony Meets Hope

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on August 21, 2008 at 2:53 pm

In 2004, the Austin, Texas-based gourmet grocery chain Whole Foods Market, which by now has five Manhattan stores, said it was going to open a store the next year on a mostly empty lot at the southwest corner of Third Avenue and 3rd Street in Brooklyn. Read the rest of this entry »