NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Two syringes that washed up on Monmouth Beach over the weekend are bringing back sore memories of the past.
WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman With The Story
The debris has the community worried since it hasn’t had a problem with waste washing up on shore in more than a decade.
Clean Ocean Action’s Cindy Zip believes heavy rain may be the culprit.
“[It’s] just kind of a game of Russian Roulette. It depends on which way the wind is blowing. This garbage slick could have easily washed up on Long Island,” she tells WCBS 880 reporter Alex Silverman.
Zip says until the ancient sewer system in New York City is upgraded, an unlikely proposition for the time being, there’s always the chance something dirty or dangerous could wash up on shore.
“Street filth, garbage juice, anything that someone might leave on the streets of Manhattan, all the raw sewage that’s already percolating through the infrastructure of these major cities all gets combined and out it washes,” says Zip.