Monday, April 9, 2012

Composting: Green and Flammable

From NY1’s reporter in Staten Island:
The city fire department says about 200 firefighters were dispatched to fight a wind-fueled compost fire that started on a compost pile at the former Fresh Kills landfill and delayed traffic in the borough for hours Monday.
This isn’t your local food collective’s compost heap of organic radish tops and kale stalks.
Fresh Kills is roughly three times the size of Central Park and surrounded by many local roadways, including Richmond Avenue.

At one point, the West Shore Expressway was closed in both directions and smoke could be seen for miles.
Check out the video to get the flavah and to hear some classic outer borough accents.

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