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E.P.A. Will Review Pollution at Newtown Creek – City Room – Metro – New York Times Blog

#12. August 25th, 2008 7:51 pm

A similar “law of diminishing returns” was cited in the Marathon Battery Superfund National Priority Site (EPA Region 2) in Cold Spring, NY across the Hudson River from the West Point Military Academy and next to the historic remains of the West Point Foundry where our nation’s first locomotive and other foundry products came from (cannons, shells, caissons, domestic cast iron products, boilers, and the many iron columns holding up floors in historic buildings in NYC, etc.) next to Constitution Island. The nickle-cadmium from the batteries made that contaminated the factory and marsh, for the NIKE missile defense system in the Cold War, could have been “reclaimed” but would have required straight strength sulfuric acid, more trouble than it might be worth. So an earthen dam was made, the marsh combined with concrete and hauled away on the historic rail-bed last used by the Chicago Bridge and Steel Co., for their many architectural and bridge supports assembled there until around 1913. I would hope that this designation is assigned having worked on much smaller problems under the “Superfund” aegis in the archaeological evaluation for the Section 106 preservation law, required on US federal projects. — Posted by George Myers
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08/26/2008 at 12:44 am

Posted in archaeology

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