Monday, July 25, 2011

Three more instances last week in which trucks drove off railyard site with contents uncovered, violating agreement regarding dust suppression measures

OK, the Empire State Development Corporation told me that a July 19 episode, in which a dump truck existed the railyard site without any tarp over the dirt, "appears to be an isolated incident."

However, as posted on Atlantic Yards Watch and in the photos below, on July 18 there were three separate instances in which trucks approached or left the railyard site with their contents uncovered. The trucks are on Pacific Street between Sixth and Carlton avenues.

All instances violate the December 2009 Amended Memorandum of Environmental Commitments, a contract in which Forest City Ratner "shall require its contractors to implement dust suppression measures, including:
(vi) Covering all trucks carrying loose material such as debris, excavate or fill, and verifying that covers on all such trucks have been properly sealed. Outgoing trucks shall be inspected at the gate, and not allowed to exit if covers are not properly sealed.

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