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Hazards Materials at Greenwood Heights Gasoline Condo

November 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Perhaps you saw our coverage yesterday of the Greenwood Oil Spill or Brownstoner’s excellent coverage of the same issue. Brownstoner took the time to swing by the site and reported that a worker at 716 Sixth Avenue (at 23rd Street) said reports of underground gasoline were “bullshit,” but was unable to explain the huge turnout by the FDNY at the site. We’re joking in calling it an oil spill, but it apparently is not “bullshit.” As per a GL comment:

As per CB7, DEP did test last night and found hazardous waste. I’m assuming of the gasoline kind. The complaint and site has been turned over to New York State’s Dept. of Environmental Protection.

Interestingly, the Department of Environmental Conservation generally handles oil spills. We look forward to more details on what is lurking beneath this new condo.

Tags: Environment · Greenwood Heights

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 ccgh // Nov 2, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    My bad, it may have been the Department of Environmental Conservation.

    Will keep you posted for posts.