The poop train has sat for months in limbo in a Parrish, Ala. trainyard, just two hours north of Montgomery, after a legal dispute arose between waste management facilities in New York and New Jersey, which originally shipped the biowaste to Big Sky Environment landfill in Adamsville, AL.
Who knew what happened to your manhattan poo after you flush it. Apparently it goes all the way to Alabama. Thats some sewer system!
It reminds me of the Cat stevens song Peace train, but it’s POOP TRAIN!
200 containers of New York City sewage sludge have been stranded on a train in northern Alabama because of a legal dispute.
Northern Alabama isn’t happy. https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-citys-sewage-shipment-runs-afoul-in-rural-south-1522402201 …
New York City’s Sewage Shipment Runs Afoul in Rural South
New York City is halting its yearlong practice of sending trainloads of treated human waste to Alabama, after weeks of legal challenges and complaints about a “death smell” coming from the containers.
When neighboring West Jefferson filed and won an injunction against Big Sky in January to prevent the “shit train” from evacuating its fecal freight, the load was moved to Parrish, where there are no zoning laws against keeping it there – and where it has sat ever since.
“People need to understand that this waste does not need to be in a populated area,” said Parrish Mayor Heather Hall. “There are places to put it, industrial places. We’re a very small town caught in the middle of this, and I feel like that’s part of the issue here. This shouldn’t be happening.”
“It greatly reduces the quality of life,” Hall said. “You can’t sit out on your porch. Kids can’t go outside and play, and God help us if it gets hot and this material is still out here.” On Tuesday, when Hall spoke to CNN, the temperature in Parrish reached 81 degrees.
“You can’t open your door because that stuff gets in your house. It’s really rough,” Parrish resident Robert Hall told CNN affiliate WVTM. Other residents said the waste smelled like dead bodies.
Hall told CNN that as many as 252 tractor-trailer loads of feces was stockpiled in the Parrish rail yard adjacent to a baseball field – permeating the entire two-mile-wide town with the fetid fallout. The mayor said she expected the poo train to be moved within days of its February arrival. She met with Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and other state lawmakers last week in order to try and find a solution to the fecal fiasco.