2004-10-29 / Community

DEC Zahn Defends Borrow Pit Evaluation

Department of Environmental Conservation Marine Program Manager Stephen Zahn, who has been touring locally to answer questions about the Jamaica Bay Borrow Pit Evaluation Report, met with the Jamaica Bay Task Force last Thursday night at Floyd Bennett. Numerous bay activists fear that the borrow pits, which are among the most degraded sections of the bay, will one day be filled with toxic and contaminated dredge from New York Harbor. The report recommends using computer models to see if filling the pits could actually be beneficial, but much skepticism remains.

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