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Old 06-21-2012
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Re: NY Trash?

Otter, we do have water issues, but the earlier URL for for a Philly and NJ station, not NBC-NY. And that link didn't mention NYC as a source, at all.

Now, your new link says "the NYC area" which, one might mention, might mean the "Port of New York and New Jersey". Yes, half of that waterfront is Jersey's.

Now, if you'd said, or they'd said, that the waste contained bags saying "Bellevue Hospital" that would be another story. New York's an easy target, but there isn't much medical waste that goes into our storm sewers--which are what dump when there's heavy rain. Or for the matter, in our sanitary sewers. It sounds like they're concerned with "red bag" waste, and that's not often found in the sewers at all.
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Re: NY Trash?

Originally Posted by DivingOtter View Post
And no one can tell me NY doesnt have any waste issues. I dive the Hudson on the Manhattan side on a regular basis.
Really? What for?

Did you notice the Brant's geese flocks that over wintered here this past winter? It must not be too polluted for them. They've all flown up to Hudson Bay to nest before Memorial Day. Much cuter birds then Canada geese, eh?

NYC is easy to blame and is often the culprit, but not always. A few years ago a sewage plant released a ton of small 1" diameter plastic wheelie dealies into the Sound. I still find these pieces of plastic on the beaches of LI's north shore that washed up. I believe it was a sewage plant in CT or Westchester that was responsible.
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Originally Posted by Southron Spirit View Post
isn't illegal to dump bio waste ?
It's only illegal for us to do it. Governments can dump more toxic waste, sewage, and pollutants in ten minutes than all the pleasure craft in an area will dump in ten decades...but it's ok, a mistake, an "overflow". Red bag waste probably came from a garbage barge that decided it was too far to go to the designated garbage drop. Most of the plastic that washes up on the Jersey shore comes from barge dumping.
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