Thursday, June 07, 2007

Say What?: Roebling Oil Field Edition

Say What--Roebling Oil Field

We were sniffing for oil...well, actually we were taking note of how quickly the building we call the Roebling Oil Field is rising at N. 11th Street and Roebling in Williamsburg. Then, we looked up and saw that they'd decapitated a stop sign and turned it into another one of those that more suited to exceptionally tall people or, say, people driving monster trucks, than average drivers. Excellent work! Now, about the lack of public information about what all those test wells might, or might not, be turning up...

Labels: ,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

just wait until the developers start digging to build towers on Southside...and finally figure out about the huge oil pool that lerks under Southside from the old military storage tanks that were there and leaked many decades before...there are multiple old oil spills never cleaned up in the ground in Williamsburg...the old time locals know where all the bodies are buried sort to speak....

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just wondering if the EPA or DEP done any recent studies on the drinking water in Williamsburg? If there is all this oil in the soil in pools under alot of Williamsburg, how do we knwo that tehre has not been chemical seepage/exposure in our water supply? Further ow do know that chemicals etc used at Domino Plant, or hazardous chemicals at Radiac have not leached into the ground and have affected the water supply obver time? It was my understandng that a major water pip rund under Kent Ave and thus under/besides Radiac and Domino...

This case in Queens in enough to give pause to what might be the water problems in Williamsburg---

NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities are trying to figure out why a chemical commonly used in dry cleaning and auto body repair has turned up in tap water in Queens...The City Department of Environmental Conservation says it's found "minute amounts" of a chemical called PERC in drinking water in a part of the Hollis neighborhood...Authorities say they don't expect any long-term health problems from the contamination. But they say that if people in the affected area are worried, they might want to use bottled water and take shorter showers for now...The DEP says the problem is limited to the area bounded by Linden Boulevard, Cross Island Parkway, Farmer's Boulevard, Hempstead Avenue and Jamaica Avenue. About 64,000 people live in the area...The DEP says the PERC, or tetra-chloro-ethylene was detected during routine tests last Friday. The DEP has set up an office for local residents at Springfield Boulevard, between 110th and 112th avenues.

Here's more:

Dry cleaner chemical taints Queens water

Elevated Levels of Chemical Found in Queens Drinking Water

12:01 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home