Wednesday, November 13, 2013


What’s Going on at Filter Plant Site?

By David Greene

BRONX, NEW YORK, November 13- Con Edison and officials from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have yet to explain what workers were doing when a cloud of what appeared to be liquid nitrogen was released at a work site on Sedgwick Avenue, on November 1. 

According to the website belonging to the Texas company where the nitrogen tank was processed, the product has multiple uses, such as freezing pipes while working on power lines, but it is also used in fracking, the unconventional method of drilling for natural gas. 

The site is outside of the future home of the Croton Water Filtration Plant, where at least one area resident has charged that the DEP has been using the illegal practice at the site.   

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