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FRESH KILLS PARK AND GAS FIELD

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By SisiBroad | September 21, 2013 9:44 am

Since the end of forties Fresh Kills served as the city’s largest landfill. No wonder that for a New Yorker Fresh Kills is just a large landfill with awful smell. It was as tall as Great Wall of China that is some two hundred feet above sea level. Which was good in a way, during Hurricane Sandy, the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island absorbed a critical part of the storm surge.

Fresh Kills, 21st-century postindustrial landmark

Fresh Kills, 21st-century postindustrial landmark

It was closed in 2001 Fresh Kills and has become a model for landfill reclamation around the world, having been transformed into a vast green space full of wildlife.

Once it is opened to the public, the park also promises to repay long-suffering Staten Island residents who endured generations of stench and anger, and more than that, to give the entire city an immense, bucolic urban playland — a 21st-century postindustrial landmark rising from mounds of 20th-century waste.

Long-suffering Staten Island residents is repaid.

But it’s not just park it is a source NYC revenue. Every day Fresh Kills harvests nearly eight million cubic feet of this landfill gas using a network of wellheads. It is processed on site at the Landfill Gas Purification Plant. And then the city sells the resulting four million cubic feet of refined, “pipeline-quality” gas to the local utility, National Grid, for distribution to residential and commercial customers throughout Staten Island.

Quite symbolic – a 21st-century New York City postindustrial landmark rising from mounds of 20th-century its own waste.

Fresh Kills measures two and a half times the size of Central Park. Wish it were 10 times as big which would bring NYC even more income.

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