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Old 05-17-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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Any truth to this rumor? I go there all the time. Supposedly the creek that runs behind it is toxic. I did see some new/recent DEC signage.
The rumor is Lawrence Aviation destroyed it.

Does anyone have any hard facts on this? I cant get a straight answer from the locals.

If its true shouldn't the Village shut the park down?

Crooks
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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Any truth to this rumor? I go there all the time. Supposedly the creek that runs behind it is toxic. I did see some new/recent DEC signage.
The rumor is Lawrence Aviation destroyed it.

Does anyone have any hard facts on this? I cant get a straight answer from the locals.

If its true shouldn't the Village shut the park down?

Crooks

Ahhh Crooks I wouldn't worry to much about it Every summer when I was a kid I use to swim in the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. I might have a weird green tinge to my skin but it never really effected my brain. Others might not agree but to answer your question hit the link New York Cleanup Sites | Region 2 | US EPA
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:42 AM
 
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Ahhh Crooks I wouldn't worry to much about it Every summer when I was a kid I use to swim in the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. I might have a weird green tinge to my skin but it never really effected my brain. Others might not agree but to answer your question hit the link New York Cleanup Sites | Region 2 | US EPA

You know what its just that it runs right by the park Mike.
We go there wth the kids all the time.
http://www.epa.gov/region02/superfun...ion/index.html
No mention of the Village/Park.



You got a good point.

My grandma used to play in the East River.

Crooks
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Northport
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I did see some new/recent DEC signage.


Crooks
What did the signs say?
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:32 PM
 
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What did the signs say?



I couldnt see them too well.Some DEC cleanup stuff.

I just found this.
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/p...anup-1.1769441
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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There's a DEC cleanup site on New Hyde Park Rd. in Franklin Square, too, I just noticed tonight. It's so weird, it's house, house, house, cleanup site, house, house, house, I'm like WTF was there?!
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:09 PM
 
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Why hasn't the park been closed already??? Read this article on page 3: http://www.northshoreoflongisland.com/pdf/pt_100109w.pdf - doesn't it say: "In addition, the EPA is funding the construction of a second, off-site groundwater treatment plant to be located in Port Jefferson on the western edge of Caroline Park adjacent to the Old Mill Pond. That site has tested positive for high levels of VOCs from the LAI toxic plume."

VOCs = volatile organic compounds.

The superfund site is sitting up the hill with toxins draining downward. Check out the map: http://www.epa.gov/region02/superfun...ic_surface.pdf

Here is a quote from the full document: "Due to shallow groundwater in residential areas over the TCE plume, vapor intrusion is a potential threat. EPA has initiated evaluation of this exposure pathway."

"EPA has initiated". Everything nowadays gets -> initiated. I agree, CLOSE THE ROCKETSHIP PARK until the clean up is done, or at least get rid of the sand which who knows how long has been there.

Nice find Crooks! Guess what, I'm soon moving to NJ, the garden state, lol.

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Old 05-18-2010, 06:17 AM
 
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Why hasn't the park been closed already??? Read this article on page 3: http://www.northshoreoflongisland.com/pdf/pt_100109w.pdf - doesn't it say: "In addition, the EPA is funding the construction of a second, off-site groundwater treatment plant to be located in Port Jefferson on the western edge of Caroline Park adjacent to the Old Mill Pond. That site has tested positive for high levels of VOCs from the LAI toxic plume."

VOCs = volatile organic compounds.

The superfund site is sitting up the hill with toxins draining downward. Check out the map: http://www.epa.gov/region02/superfun...ic_surface.pdf

Here is a quote from the full document: "Due to shallow groundwater in residential areas over the TCE plume, vapor intrusion is a potential threat. EPA has initiated evaluation of this exposure pathway."

"EPA has initiated". Everything nowadays gets -> initiated. I agree, CLOSE THE ROCKETSHIP PARK until the clean up is done, or at least get rid of the sand which who knows how long has been there.

Nice find Crooks! Guess what, I'm soon moving to NJ, the garden state, lol.

Im out.


Its tough parking there with a kid....they want to go play.

Guess I wont be going to Port Jeff for a while.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:34 AM
 
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Why hasn't the park been closed already??? Read this article on page 3: http://www.northshoreoflongisland.com/pdf/pt_100109w.pdf - doesn't it say: "In addition, the EPA is funding the construction of a second, off-site groundwater treatment plant to be located in Port Jefferson on the western edge of Caroline Park adjacent to the Old Mill Pond. That site has tested positive for high levels of VOCs from the LAI toxic plume."

VOCs = volatile organic compounds.

The superfund site is sitting up the hill with toxins draining downward. Check out the map: http://www.epa.gov/region02/superfun...ic_surface.pdf

Here is a quote from the full document: "Due to shallow groundwater in residential areas over the TCE plume, vapor intrusion is a potential threat. EPA has initiated evaluation of this exposure pathway."

"EPA has initiated". Everything nowadays gets -> initiated. I agree, CLOSE THE ROCKETSHIP PARK until the clean up is done, or at least get rid of the sand which who knows how long has been there.

Nice find Crooks! Guess what, I'm soon moving to NJ, the garden state, lol.
I think they are talking about vapor intrusion into homes as an issue, I'm not sure how toxic the sand could possibly be.

Do you think that this poses any more threat to kids playing there than a passing cars exhaust fumes?

I used to play basketball down there all the time, and I'm fine.


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Old 05-18-2010, 08:02 AM
 
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I think they are talking about vapor intrusion into homes as an issue, I'm not sure how toxic the sand could possibly be.

Do you think that this poses any more threat to kids playing there than a passing cars exhaust fumes?

I used to play basketball down there all the time, and I'm fine.


Me too.

Not sure.
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