Does New York City dump any of its garbage in the ocean, and if so where?
The summary is that back in 80’s NY city officials decided to dump garbage in 106 miles off shore instead of just 12 miles and then realized it is not good for the environment either. Now there seems to be no dump site in ocean for NYC. New York City used an ocean dumping site 12 miles offshore for the last time yesterday. It plans to use a site 106 miles out for dumping sewage treatment waste from now on. November 18, 1987 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE2D7133DF93BA25752C1A961948260 A team of university and government scientists will use the deep-diving submersible Alvin through June 16 to study the long-term effects of sewage sludge deposited on the seafloor at the 106-mile Deepwater Municipal Disposal Site off the New York-New Jersey coast, the Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced today.