HazMat mess near Henderson St.

10/7/2008:

Isn’t anti-freeze pretty?

Traffic Snarled by Hazardous Materials cleanup

A large pool of green glowing liquid caused a massive response by the Hoboken Fire Department and New Jersey Transit this afternoon.

One eastbound lane of Observer Highway was closed for the PM rush near the intersection with Henderson Street, causing backups in both directions. This area at the extreme west end of Vezzetti Way has extremely poor drainage to the point where you can see water plants that typically grow in marshlands taking up space right in the street. Some people call it “Lake Vezzetti”.

That rain water apparently mixed with what appears to be antifreeze. The spill may have come from the Mercury sedan with the odd writing on the driver’s side window. The investigation continues as a huge contingent of emergency personnel gathers to watch the neon green mess get sucked into a vacuum truck. Better there than into the Hudson via our state of the (19th century) art combined sewer outflow!

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13 Comments on "HazMat mess near Henderson St."

9
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[quote comment=”110562″]Toxic Avenger is coming !!![/quote]

New Jersey’s finest superhero! WORD!

monk
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monk

Wow, that is a lot of antifreeze. If it did come from that car it must have been in the cooling system nearly undiluted.

On another note, does Hoboken recycling center accept motor oil or antifreeze?

costume
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costume

Is that Ecto Cooler?

hobokendave
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hobokendave

That corner is always filled with stagnant water except during the hottest days of summer. The grade just needs to be changed by filling with more asphalt…but that would be too quick easy and cheap to do.

kal-el
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kal-el

Toxic Avenger is coming !!!

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