“Mount Edgemere” used to be one of New York’s favorite garbage dumping spots. Over a period of 53 years, the City’s Sanitation Department stockpiled tons of trash and when the dumping stopped in 1991, the city accumulated a 70 feet high hazardous waste site. The former landfill located in front of JFK airport on the Rockaway Peninsula, is today a “park” with a shoreline covered with plastic bags, tires, old glass bottles, overlays of emerald green algae and forsaken boats.
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