Monday, August 6, 2007

Atlantic Yards' Developers Next Frontier: Human Biology

Sewage wastewater from the proposed Atlantic Yards project will flow towards the Gowanus Canal, rushing into the same antiquated pipes that are already overwhelmed, especially after a heavy rain. (Gowanus residents have even reported "10-foot geysers of sewage.")

Atlantic Yards developers plan to mitigate this in many ways, such as by installing water storage tanks, waterless urinals, low-flow toilets and showers, etc. But one big problem remains, according to Scienceline (via No Land Grab) and it's a stumper: "They can’t reduce the amount of solid waste produced by residents."

Can dietary restrictions be far behind?

Photo of the Gowanus Canal courtesy of the NYC Department of City Planning

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