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(The New Yorker)   Contaminated location in NYC to be added to superfund list. Surprisingly, this has little to do with hipsters   (newyorker.com) divider line 18
    More: Scary, nyc, Environmental Protection Agency, Atomic Energy Commission, contaminated soil, Superfund, thoriums  
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2014-05-08 04:41:41 PM  
So all of New York?

/dnrtfa
 
2014-05-08 04:41:58 PM  
"Oh, yeah, we just kinda used to dump the radioactive thorium outside in the middle of the country's biggest city.  Was that bad?"
 
2014-05-08 04:42:42 PM  
When I first read about this I couldn't believe it wasn't already a superfund site. Also "We might have to move our business," ...ya think?
 
2014-05-08 04:42:56 PM  
Courtney Love's bedroom?
 
2014-05-08 04:43:45 PM  

abhorrent1: So all of New York?

/dnrtfa


Herpaderp

/feel free not to come to NY
 
2014-05-08 04:44:18 PM  
I had a hipster with a Geiger counter on my flight to Portland Tuesday.  He was taking pictures of it with an old-ass camera too.
 
2014-05-08 04:45:42 PM  
<img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BchZWqdIAAAUT9x.jpg">
 
2014-05-08 04:46:26 PM  
Stupid NoScript/XSS thingy

pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-05-08 04:47:14 PM  

ikanreed: "Oh, yeah, we just kinda used to dump the radioactive thorium outside in the middle of the country's biggest city.  Was that bad?"


I dont want to live on this planet anymore.
 
2014-05-08 04:50:34 PM  

ikanreed: "Oh, yeah, we just kinda used to dump the radioactive thorium outside in the middle of the country's biggest city.  Was that bad?"


I'm just disappointed that no superheroes were created.
 
2014-05-08 04:53:14 PM  

ikanreed: "Oh, yeah, we just kinda used to dump the radioactive thorium outside in the middle of the country's biggest city.  Was that bad?"


I sincerely wish prick cancer on who ever came up with that cunning plan.
 
2014-05-08 04:57:40 PM  

Oldiron_79: ikanreed: "Oh, yeah, we just kinda used to dump the radioactive thorium outside in the middle of the country's biggest city.  Was that bad?"

I dont want to live on this planet anymore.


Anymore? This happened in the thirties I think. And I'm not sure they knew what it was, once they did they started selling it.
 
2014-05-08 04:58:11 PM  

BoothbyTCD: abhorrent1: So all of New York?

/dnrtfa

Herpaderp

/feel free not to come to NY


Thanks I won't. Been once and the place is a filthy dump.
 
2014-05-08 04:59:57 PM  
New Chernobyl.
 
2014-05-08 05:20:52 PM  

cgraves67: ikanreed: "Oh, yeah, we just kinda used to dump the radioactive thorium outside in the middle of the country's biggest city.  Was that bad?"

I'm just disappointed that no superheroes were created.


That you know of.
 
2014-05-08 05:37:30 PM  
You mean they just didn't dump in New Jersey or Staten Island?
 
2014-05-08 05:43:12 PM  
Farking racist term: "Brownfield". Makes you wonder about "ivory" tower, now don't it?
 
2014-05-09 08:25:14 AM  

CruJones: Oldiron_79: ikanreed: "Oh, yeah, we just kinda used to dump the radioactive thorium outside in the middle of the country's biggest city.  Was that bad?"

I dont want to live on this planet anymore.

Anymore? This happened in the thirties I think. And I'm not sure they knew what it was, once they did they started selling it.


Yeah, I think we should file this under 'things that seemed like a good idea at the time', like radioactive toothpaste, cocaine cough drops, and using TCE to degrease your dog.
 
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