Friday, May 21, 2010

Damaged Barges Dumping Foam into Newtown Creek

A barge remains berthed at north side of Newtown Creek just east of the Pulaski Bridge. There is reason to believe that this heavily damaged barge has been abandoned and has already lost some floatation foam to New York Harbor waters.

We have seen foam blocks on Newtown Creek on several occasions.

Other barges – also presumably owned by “Pile Foundation” - have been at a job site at the lower east side of Manhattan both north and south of the Williamsburg Bridge for several years. These barges also show heavy damage from collisions/age/rough handling and exposed floatation foam.

We have also seen foam blocks in the East River near the construction site on several occasions.

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