Gowanus Whole Foods Site Did in Fact Flood With Sewage During Sandy

Paper, plastic, or detritus?
Paper, plastic, or detritus? Photo: Whole Foods

We’ve already seen the video of the Gowanus Canal rising to overtake the Third Street Bridge during Sandy and the surge creeping onto the Whole Foods construction site in Brooklyn, and now Pardon Me for Asking has the clearest picture to date of the site during the storm. Samples taken from flooded buildings near the canal revealed high levels of bacteria common to sewage, but relatively low levels of toxins and heavy metals. [PMFA, Earlier]