Wednesday, September 19, 2007

More Oil Stink Near Roebling Oil Field?

Roebling Building

It's not that we intended to do daily posts about the Roebling Oil Field this week, it's simply working out that way. First, we had new test well drilled and some documents passed along to us. Then, we had an email from DEC that was forwarded. (Not to mention the illegal Sunday construction work.) Now, we've got a first hand report about new pile driving at the Roebling site and a strong smell of oil.

A Williamsburg resident contacted us yesterday to say that pile driving was going at the southwest corner of the Robeling site, along N. 10th Street between Driggs and Roebling and that oil could clearly be smelled a distance away. We don't know if the oil smell was being given off by the equipment, by creosote soaked piles that were being pounded into the ground or by oil, but given the history of the site and the fact that everything there is to know about the oil is not conclusively known, reports of Essence of Petroleum are worth noting.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big news. Never heard that before.
Keep up the jr. high journalism.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wanna report on something relevant?
try the deutsch bank building ground zero situation.
lots of stuff there if you are truly envirnonmentally concerned.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God forbid someone should report something negative about Williamsburg.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not talk about the potential environmental crisis because it may then it will go away.

Sincerely, The Williamsburg Ostrich Club

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a whiel ago 2007 blog i think there was some reporting on the discussion of oil underground around the area of McCarren Park. Was this on the southeast side where the new condos buildings al line that block or was this on the east side of McCarren toward the BQE behind the Mccarren Pool? toward the old public school?

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is freaky as for I live very close to this location and I have caught, on hotter spring days, a wiff of that oil. if what i saw on a documentary by VBS is true, then this is the oil that is seeping out of the ground.

6:39 AM  

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