Well, we can’t see we’re surprised… Almost two years after RXR and Glen Cove represented to the public that the land at Garvies Point was “cleaned,” the New York State DEC tests runoff from the site and finds discharges that were recently observed to be flowing from the RXR construction site at Garvies Point into Glen Cove Creek.
carcinogenic volatile organic compounds (chlorinated solvents)
suspended solid (particulate matter)
radioisotopes (radioactive material)
were all being discharged into the creek in excess of legally permitted levels.
First off, are there really “legally permitted levels” of radioactive materials? yikes!
An interesting side note to how the toxic Garvies Point development land is situated, is that RXR has selected to build their “luxury” Beacon Condominiums in a less toxic portion of the land, while the huge 12-story towers will be situated on or closer to the potentially more toxic “hot zones.”
A cynic might conclude that RXR feels it’s ok to potentially expose the middle class to toxic land, but the wealthy need to be shielded from such unpleasantries. Or perhaps fear of future lawsuits led them to place the deep-pocketed residents of their Beacon Condos further away from the highly polluted LI Tungsten/Mattiace sites?
Welcome to Scott Rechler’s Plutocracy: your exposure to toxic waste shall be dictated by income bracket. Thank you.