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Desc:A romantic tour of Newtown Creek, America's most polluted body of water.
Category:Educational, Nature & Places
Tags:pollution, oil, queens, greenpoint, newtown creek
Submitted:baleen
Date:08/19/12
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Comment count is 12
baleen
Shit creek week!
cognitivedissonance
1:10, Stopheles' house.
rural
That's exciting. I'm just on the opposite shore.

Glass of tap water, Stopheles?

Stopheles
Hey, now, I'm (2 or 3) MILES away from this travesty!

baleen
I've seen drunk Polish men swimming in this thing. I remember people waving at them and pleading for them to get out of the water. They have probably been reduced to sponge by E-coli by now.

baleen
And I lived a couple blocks from the metal bazooms water purification facility at 2:41.

dr_rock
I used to live about a half-mile south of this in Greenpoint, right on Meeker next to the BQE. I moved because of the diesel soot, but this creek (and my tap water) was always a worry too.

glasseye
Ah, New York.
dairyqueenlatifah
3:20 Dear god look at that water. It's like, a brownish green syrup.

The horror.
Comeuppance
"Since there is no current in the creek, sludge has congealed into a 15-foot-thick (4.6 m) layer of 'black mayonnaise' on the creek bed."
baleen
Exxon-Mobil has leaked over 17,000,000 gallons of oil into the creek, but are denying responsibility. So far they claim to have cleaned a few million gallons, but nobody really knows how much is actually in there. Erin Brokovich took up the case but I don't think there's going to be a settlement until the area along the water is fully gentrified, then real lawsuits can kick in and the rich people can get their M apartments paid for by the city taxpayer.

Xenagama Warrior Princess
At first without looking at the description, I thought it was the St. John's river.
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