How Big Is Fresh Kills Landfill? [7 Replies Found]

The City of New York established the Fresh Kills Landfill in 1948, before there was any large–scale development on the west shore of Staten Island 😉 The Fresh Kills site in its natural state was primarily tidal creeks and coastal marsh. Fresh Kills, which was New York’s main landfill for household waste, had become the most important landfill worldwide by 1955. Fresh Kills, which received up to 29,000 tons per day during its peak operation (from 1986-1987), employed 680 people 😁 There are four heaps of waste on site, each containing approximately 150 millions tons 👍 [1]
Freshkills, I’m coming to realise, fits into a theory I’m having about New York City: Any time you run into a major anomaly in the landscape, a place that feels weirdly divorced from the urban fabric, you’re usually looking at something shaped by the legendary urban planner and power broker Robert Moses. Moses’ idea of giving the UN more room is responsible for the unusual width that First Avenue takes to the United Nations. Moses’s road construction program that destroyed all the honky tonks resulted in a strange lack of soulfulness on large stretches of Rockaways seaside land. Therefore it’s no surprise that the west shore of Staten Island became trash-filled no-man’s land because, in 1948, Robert Moses determined that it would be a good idea to sop up the swamps with a little garbage. This page was last modified on 67 Days ago by Kip Schwartz from Herat in Afghanistan. [2]
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There are many pros to freshkillspark.org Freshkills Park covers nearly 3000 acres and is the third largest New York City park. This area is also known for being the location of Fresh Kills Landfill. It was once the largest landfill worldwide before it closed in 2001. The landscape was redesigned with soil layers and infrastructure and has since been a haven for wildlife, art, science and education. Access to the interior of this park can only be gained during regular park programs that provide early access for exploration and learning. You can visit the New Springville Greenway as well as the Owl Hollow Soccer Fields, Schmul Park, and keep checking back for updates about any upcoming openings. Bronston Grubb edited this article on December 23, 2020. [3]
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Researchers at freshkillspark.orgOne of five plastic-accumulation sites offshore, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (or Great Pacific Garbage Patch) is the largest. Garbage becomes a stormwater in the cities water systemsIt is either blown into the ocean or dumped into it directly. As ocean currents accumulate millions of pieces of garbage, these large gyres are formed. Recent sampling revealed that the Garbage patch contained between 1.1 trillion and 3.6 trillion plastic pieces, which are estimated to be 80,000 tonnes. This accumulation spans 1.6 million square miles–twice the size of Texas. The Pacific’s marine life is suffering from the effects of this huge amount plastic. The materials are often eaten by animals. Some plastics contain persistent bio-accumulative chemicals, meaning that the toxins are transmitted from prey to prey and become more concentrated. Nearly half the Pacific Garbage patch’s mass is made up of fishing nets, which can cause entanglement and the death of many marine creatures. [4]
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Article references

  1. https://www.nycgovparks.org/park-features/freshkills-park/about-the-site
  2. https://ny.curbed.com/2016/9/13/12891320/freshkills-park-nyc-staten-island-engineering-design
  3. https://freshkillspark.org/
  4. https://freshkillspark.org/blog/fresh-kills-landfill-closed-in-2001-but-large-landfills-still-loom
Kelly-Anne Kidston

Written by Kelly-Anne Kidston

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