Truck Sucks Muck From Beneath Burg's Grand Street
What was a truck from a firm that bills itself as "helping solve many of America's toughest industrial waste problems" doing sucking stuff from beneath a grate on Grand Street in Williamsburg yesterday? Hopefully, it was something run-of-the-mill, but nasty. In any case, a reader left word on our post about the drilling for samples of toxic soil at the Public Place site in Gowanus:
Speaking of toxic land and drilling...right now b/w 2-3pm there is a large truck from Allstate Power Vac sucking out dark material from a grate on Grand Street b/w Bedford and Berry St in Williamsburg....this area has had curious gas smell reports over the past several months that when the Gas co Keyspan arrived to inspect, they said it was not gas....The neighbors are wondering if the gas smell is from gasoline/oil ..etc. The Power vac truck makes them wonder more...they are a toxic waste specialist firm.Indeed, among the things that the company with the truck that sucks muck does is to perform services "nobody else can do, or want to do. At locations ranging from New York City's largest public utility complex to New Jersey's troubled sewer systems..."