Madison Street toxic looking mess

Anti-freeze-like puddle on Madison St. in Hoboken

Hoboken411 reader Michael took this photo on his way to work this morning and said:

“I was driving on Madison St. between 11th and 12th this morning when fire trucks showed up in front of me and behind me to close off this stretch of road. I was able to snap the attached picture before being turned around by fire officials. When I asked what it was I was told it was “nothing” and not to worry about it.

But I wanted to forward the photo as I thought this was interesting, and did not look like “nothing” to me!”

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8 Comments on "Madison Street toxic looking mess"


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paco
3 years 2 months ago

Yep, Nothing to worry about. :mrgreen: Isn’t everyday that green slug just comes seeping up from the streets ?

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iforgotmymantra
3 years 2 months ago

This puddle is such an enigma. Even during a drought, it doesn’t dry up anymore. Hey, isn’t that street recently one-way now? I wonder if it is because the puddle has taken up permanent residency?

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3 years 2 months ago

It’s soylent green, people.

(prepare)

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lhoward222
3 years 2 months ago

It’s not a spill. Every time it floods over here in mid- to western 5th Ward, that toxic green stuff turns up. I have photos from hurricane Irene when it was the worst — HUGE pond at south end of Columbus Park on 9th and Grand. Lord knows what it is. BUT just an example of how important it is to keep the super lot (“BASF lot”) b/t 13th and 12th and Adams and Madison GREEN SPACE. It needs to absorb precipitation. Even with it as is, mostly gravel, we still get that horrible never-drying puddle and seeping lord-knows-what green yuk.

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sassy lassie
3 years 2 months ago

Do you mean that this green color also crops up in other puddles in that area? That does not seem good. Maybe the reason this puddle never dries up is because it is being intentionally flooded to dilute what would otherwise look totally toxic (as this photo does)? Just a thought. Why would the FD tell Michael it is “nothing”? If it IS nothing, then why are they even there on the taxpayer dime? [quote comment=”215962″]It’s not a spill. Every time it floods over here in mid- to western 5th Ward, that toxic green stuff turns up. I have photos from hurricane Irene when it was the worst — HUGE pond at south end of Columbus Park on 9th and Grand. Lord knows what it is. BUT just an example of how important it is to keep the super lot (“BASF lot”) b/t 13th and 12th and Adams and Madison GREEN SPACE. It needs to absorb precipitation. Even with it as is, mostly gravel, we still get that horrible never-drying puddle and seeping lord-knows-what green yuk.[/quote]

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whineanddineinhob
3 years 2 months ago

Residents in the 5th ward should be demanding answers from that clown Cunningham that they re-elected. Wanna bet it’s probably the only spot in his ward that he doesn’t illegally park?