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March 21, 2012

Dust from trucks in staging area continues for nine hours

Atlantic Yards Watch

Video attached to an incident report shows trucks stirring up what the report calls "drifting dense massive dust" in the staging area on block 1129 today. The video reportedly documents nine hours of activity through the course of the day in which trucks stir up dust. No steps to mitigate the dust took place during that period.

Air monitoring is required to take place upwind and downwind from construction work in order to capture the adverse impact of the work on air quality. The filer reports that the closest air monitors were located on Vanderbilt Avenue at Pacific Street and the Sixth Avenue Bridge between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue. If confirmed, these locations would not seem to be positioned to capture the work causing the dust in this location today. The dust clouds on the video appear to head westward toward Carlton Avenue and Dean Street.

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I have asked Empire State Development, the state agency overseeing Atlantic Yards, for comment.

Posted by eric at March 21, 2012 10:42 AM