2012-10-18 / Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Bill O’Neill

QUESTION: About two weeks ago, oil, concrete and other possibly toxic contaminates spilled into Paerdegat Basin near Canarsie as a result of pipe work being done by National Grid. Do you think the water is safe for fishing or boating? Why or why not?



“Pretty much safe. It’s not like the Exxon Valdez. In Canarsie, the spill was contained pretty much immediately.” –Raymond Parker, Brownsville “Pretty much safe. It’s not like the Exxon Valdez. In Canarsie, the spill was contained pretty much immediately.” –Raymond Parker, Brownsville

“No, it’s not safe. Some people got sick. The water is contaminated. They should at least let everybody in the community know about it.” –Elizabeth Rivera, Canarsie “No, it’s not safe. Some people got sick. The water is contaminated. They should at least let everybody in the community know about it.” –Elizabeth Rivera, Canarsie

“You never know if they contained it enough. So you really shouldn’t eat the fish in this area. And who knows what it’s doing to our pipes and homes.” –Nadia Cruz, Canarsie “You never know if they contained it enough. So you really shouldn’t eat the fish in this area. And who knows what it’s doing to our pipes and homes.” –Nadia Cruz, Canarsie

“I don’t think it’s safe to eat the fish at all. It’s just a few weeks after the spill. We need to do more tests and research about the problems related to the spill before we eat the fish.” –Prince Taitt, Canarsie “I don’t think it’s safe to eat the fish at all. It’s just a few weeks after the spill. We need to do more tests and research about the problems related to the spill before we eat the fish.” –Prince Taitt, Canarsie

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