Streams

Staten Island's Toxic Stew

Friday, June 19, 2009

Melissa Checker, assistant professor of urban studies at Queens College, CUNY and Miranda Massie, senior staff attorney in the environmental justice section at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, talk about a plethora of toxic sites that threaten the health of Staten Island's North shore residents.

Guests:

Melissa Checker and Miranda Massie

Comments [5]

anna

simpsonsmovieblew, houses on the north shore are less expensive than other parts of the island but still are not cheap. Housing costs have tripled on Staten Island over the past 8 years.

Jun. 19 2009 12:52 PM
Rich from Staten Island

What about people who have a backyard garden or a community garden. Should they have the soil in the backyard tested? If so, would the State DEP be able to help with such a test?

Jun. 19 2009 11:35 AM
Rich from Staten Island

Has the local newspaper ever reported on these sites? What about the US Congressmen involvement getting funding to remove this material over the year - Molinari's both father and daughter and Vito Fossella?

Jun. 19 2009 11:30 AM
yh from brooklyn

Melissa has a couple of good articles about this in the Gotham Gazette:
http://gothamgazette.com/article//20090526/255/2923
and
http://www.gothamgazette.com/blogs/wonkster/2009/06/04/the-manhattan-projects-legacy-on-staten-island/

Jun. 19 2009 11:27 AM
simpsonsmovieblew

what's the discount on a house built near a toxic site? is the market the same in that area or are the dynamics vastly different?

Jun. 19 2009 11:07 AM

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