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Dust on Dean and Carlton today

Dean Street and Carlton Avenue
March 24, 2012 - 10:00am

A truck moving the facade mock-up stirred up a considerable amount of dust today moving across the staging area. The dust blew across Dean and Carlton in the direction of the Dean/Carlton intersection.
Most of the staging area does not have a gravel surface.  There was no sign of misting.  Personnel from Hunt had been nearby earlier to meet the fire department at the knocked down traffic light at Carlton Avenue.  But they left to go back to the arena by the time the truck moved and caused the dust occurrence.  There was no sign of the full time staff member ESDC states would be on-site monitoring that the lot remains moist to prevent dust from rising.
As far as I can tell, there were no air monitors out today.  Excavation was also occurring in the railyard.  There is no misting occurring there either.  They did run the water truck up the ramp, but not near the excavation work.
When filing my complaint I instructed the 311 operator to use the 620 Atlantic Avenue address to signify the problem is associated with Atlantic Yards.  The operator was concerned this would confuse the inspector who would likely go to 620 Atlantic (two blocks away) rather than the location of the problem.  She was going to speak to her supervisor.
Attached photos are from Carlton Avenue.  


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