Photos: One of America’s ‘Most Extensively Contaminated Water Bodies’ Is Flooding | Observer


While the only serious flooding we saw last night was on 2nd Street, this morning saw waters creeping up almost every block next to the canal near Carroll Gardens. Flooding in the canal is troubling as its a superfund site that is home to extensive industrial activity and has a long, well-deserved reputation as a hotbed of toxic sludge and pollutants. The Environmental Protection Agency describes the canal as “one of the nation’s most extensively contaminated water bodies.”

via Photos: One of America’s ‘Most Extensively Contaminated Water Bodies’ Is Flooding | Observer.

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Posted on October 30, 2012, in Drainage, Environment, Superfund. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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