Monday, April 30, 2007

Fundementally Flawed

I attended the Unity Workshop thingy on Saturday and one graphic that really stood out was one illustrating flow of water from Vanderbilt yards to the gowanus canal- which is accomplished by gravity - that sewage water must then be pumped uphill, - back to Brooklyn Navy Yard - where it is treated.

One commentator, forgot her name, pointed out that the site was never built on because it was at the bottom of several hills - and thus a natural collector for rain water. This is already a problem without Atlantic Yards - raw sewage often goes directly into the Gowanus canal, adding 16,000 residents will exacerbate it beyond capacity.

No provision has been made for this, its yet another problem being passed off to future generations for immediate profit.

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