Wednesday, December 07, 2005

911 pollution in Boro-Park?

It seems- judging from where FEMA money was spent- Boro Park and Flatbush were hard hit by "911" pollution:

Daily News:

Most of the FEMA millions used to help city residents buy clean air equipment to deal with the noxious residue of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was spent in neighborhoods far from Ground Zero, a Daily News computer analysis shows...
In Brooklyn, the spending pattern suggests the plume somehow went around the northern neighborhoods of Park Slope, Cobble Hill and downtown on its way south to Borough Park, Sunset Park, Bensonhurst and Coney Island.
Only 1% to 3% of households in those northern Brooklyn neighborhoods were approved for reimbursements, but residents farther south were much more likely to bring home federally financed electronics.
Borough Park, 18% of households were given approval. In one zip code alone - 11219 - 4,711 homes were okayed to collect $6.3 million.
The percentages of households in neighboring zip codes that claimed to be drowning in dirty Ground Zero particles were staggering: 16% in New Utrecht; 13% in Sunset Park; 12% in Bath Beach, and 11% in Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, and Ocean Parkway...
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 2:44 PM


Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der ┼íteg) said...

My mother in 11219 said that after September Eleventh it looked like a volcano had exploded, there was so much dust in Brooklyn.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steg - if so, maybe it hit more the higher parts of that neighborhood - e.g. west of NU ave toward Sunset Park, which is closer to Manhattan and higher elevation - than other parts ?

5:23 PM  

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