Bedford Avenue Cesspool Continues to Fester


The Seattle-like weather we've been having hasn't done any favors for the abandoned construction project at 95 Bedford Avenue. Of course, water isn't this site's biggest problem. That would be the alleged contamination in the ground. You see, this lot used to house a paint manufacturing facility owned by NJZ Color and Reichhold Chemical. It seems that lead and cadmium were at one point major ingredients in the company's products and that some of this stuff may have made its way into the ground. Serious stuff. To lighten the mood, one area prankster released a duck decoy into the urban pond a few days ago, confusing a live duck in the process. Close-up photo on the jump.
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