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Air quality

Impacts which degrade the breathability of air in areas surrounding the project site.

FCR/Atlantic Yards drilling rig spewing unknown smoke/fumes into the residential neighborhood started @ 9:23 am

Location: 
S Side Atlantic Ave bet Carlton Ave & Clermont Ave
When: 
August 12, 2011 - 9:23am

FCR/Atlantic Yards drilling rig & crane working on Atlantic/Vanderbilt rail yard tunnel spewing unknown smoke/fumes into the residential neighborhood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZRRO4fh5Nk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCtvRKNT0f8

 

Air Quality report number for http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/227

Location: 
Pacific St mid block bet 6th Ave & Carlton Ave
When: 
August 12, 2011 - 5:50am

Air Quality report number for http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/227

 

c1-1-674651847

Atlantic Yards early morning steel delivery tractor trailer idles for over an hour, resident asks driver to leave & driver ignores request, even Atlantic Yards worker notices & documents by taking cell picture.

Atlantic Yards early morning steel delivery tractor trailer idles for over an hour under residents windows

Location: 
Pacific St mid block bet 6th Ave & Carlton Ave
When: 
August 12, 2011 - 5:50am

Atlantic Yards early morning steel delivery tractor trailer idles for over an hour, resident asks driver to leave & driver ignores request, even Atlantic Yards worker notices & documents by taking cell picture.

To be posted in seperate report - Air quality report#:  185301144

Atlantic Yards: no dust mitigation; no watering while jackhammering concrete barrier walls

Location: 
Vanderbilt rail yards behind 718 Atlantic Ave
When: 
August 10, 2011 - 9:40am

Atlantic Yards: no dust mitigation; no watering while jackhammering concrete barrier walls

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAHaTNwwO3M

 

Atlantic Yards dump truck exceeds 3 min idling limit & double parks on Atlantic Ave blocking traffic

Location: 
near w corner of 700 Atlantic Ave (Golbal Exhibition Services, Inc)
When: 
August 9, 2011 - 8:43am

Atlantic Yards dump truck exceeds idling 3 min limit (more like 25 min) & double parks on Atlantic Ave blocking traffic & not in staging area, appeared lost after driving around neighborhood several times. When trucker drove thru the 1st time why didn't the flagger @ Carlton Ave & Pacific St give proper directions/instructions to entrance location @ 718 Atlantic Ave gate?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZCNK3uxxrE

 

 

Atlantic Yards - delivery truck uses Dean St & Carlton Ave instead of official FCR staging area

Location: 
Dean St & Carlton Ave & Pacific St
When: 
August 8, 2011 - 9:11pm

Atlantic Yards - delivery truck uses Dean St & Carlton Ave instead of official FCR staging area

Uncovered dirt pile in FCR construction stite in Vanderbilt Yards

Location: 
718 Atlantic Ave gate
When: 
July 29, 2011 - 4:40pm

FCR contruction workers leave uncovered dirt pile in Vanderbilt Yards for the weekend.

Dust in block 1129 from both the demolition of 603 Dean and transfer of dirt from the mound to trucks at Dean and Carlton

Location: 
Block 1129/603 Dean Street
When: 
July 29, 2011 - 1:47pm

Building materials from the demolition of 603 Dean Street are being loaded into a dumpster without watering, causing dust to go into the air.

Dirt from the mound near Carlton and Dean is being transferred to trucks without watering.

High Pitched Noise; Brown Water; Dust

Location: 
Carlton Avenue between Pacific and Dean
When: 
July 28, 2011 - 8:00pm

Report filed by phone.  It is from resident of Carlton Avenue between Pacific and Dean Streets.

A high pitched sound is coming from the railyard in block 1121.  It is loud enough to hear at Bergen Street.  Called 311 who said an inspector would be there within ten days.  On 311's suggestion called Con Ed, (sound "sounds electric").   Con Ed said there are no outages and no problems nearby.

Water turned brown yesterday, (Wednesday), when shelter in block 1129 was taken down.

After a month of violations the dirt mound at Dean Street and Carlton Avenue is finally "slimed" with green protective covering

(Updated)

Roughly a month after a mostly uncovered large mound of dirt appeared on block 1129, an incident report finally gave notice "the mound was "slimed" with green stuff."  The green stuff is presumably a protective covering to inhibit dust.

Only a few days after the "sliming," the mound was gone. It did not appear again in another location, suggesting the contractor only covered the mound once its function was complete.

For a month community members (and apparently the ESDC) had attempted to get the contractor to cover the mound or move it.

The photographs submitted with the report show one portion of the mound still covered with plastic and another with a slightly unnatural green hue.

Early this month this site reported that improper custodianship of the mound appeared to violate numerous commitments in the Amended Memorandum of Environmental Commitments.  Since that time, ESDC told this writer they continued to "reprimand" the contractor to ensure the dust pile is covered or wetted frequently, and that they requested an air monitor be placed near the pile to ensure air is not compromised.  An air monitor was located near the pile at times.  No neighbors of the pile have reported seeing wetting used, although the dirt is brought to block 1129 to be sifted and then shipped elsewhere on the site.