Cove Residents To Army Corps: Don’t Budge The SludgeOct 31st, 2010 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news | Category: Long Island Sound, Pollution
“I don’t want to eat an oyster growing on top of a toxic pile. They’re going to glow and be big mothers, and I don’t mean mother of pearl.”
So said Cove Street resident Linda Pinsky in reference to one of the proposed benefits of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to drop a quarter-million cubic yards of contaminated dredged yuck from Bridgeport Harbor into Morris Cove.
Her voice was among more than 100 neighbors who gathered for the second and likely last public hearing on the matter at the Nathan Hale School Monday night to blast the Corp’s plan and to question its science.
At issue were two ideas for for what to do with sludge, some of it toxic and carcinogenic, to be dredged from Bridgeport Harbor.
From The New Haven Register:
NEW HAVEN — Audrey Rivetta stole the show Saturday, appealing to the cooks and environmentalists alike as she marched across the green at the Pardee Seawall in her blue crab costume with her fellow protesters.