Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Roebling Oil Field Gets a Tent , Drilling Starts Soon

Roebling Party Tent

The development called McCarren Park Mews on the site we like to call the Roebling Oil Field, because of the Brooklyn Black Gold oozing out of the ground (see photos below), is now sporting a tent. More to the point, however, is the visit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and its spill people. A passerby notes:
I spoke with three engineer looking guys in big rubber boots coming out of the site back to the car. They said that the smell we have all been sniffing for the last few months is actually from 80 year old creasote soaked piles they are removing from the site. "Oh" I said "so the site doesn't have any oil in it?". Their response..."no it does, lots but it's just not what you have been smelling." They are going to be doing a bunch of test drilling in the street in a couple of weeks, best guess is the VOC's or Volatile Organic Compounds (aka old oil even though it sounds like a breakfast cereal) have been seeping into the site from an old gas station on the corner of N 11th, Roebling, and Union now the site of those unsalable condos.
Drilling of the "test wells" on N. 11th Street will likely happen in the next two weeks.

Roebling Oil Pool 2

Roebling Oil with Take Out Container

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Roebling Oil Field Attracting Attention?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tent is now covered with a huge blue tarp. Not sure why.

12:06 PM  

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