New York’s & Florida’a Toxic Wastelands: America’s Water Crisis [Video]
Every time it rains in New York City, billions of gallons of raw sewage are piped directly into the Hudson River. Superstorms like Hurricane Sandy only magnify the issue by flooding New York’s waterways with even more human feces. It’s a direct effect of the way New York City’s wastewater pipes were built, and it’s the same basic infrastructure problem facing over 40 million people in 700 American cities.
Part 1 of 3
In the first part of a three-part series on freshwater in America, Emerson Rosenthal takes a dip in the grand Hudson River to find out just how far we’ve swum up shit’s creek.
The wonderful state of Florida has pumped so much groundwater from underground aquifers that its foundation is literally sinking. The result: A rash of sinkholes across the state’s gut has been sucking homes, humans, and housepets into the Earth. Emerson dons his speedo, flip-flops, and “best Florida shirt ever” to sniff out a sinkhole and find out why Floridians keep pumping their state dry.
Part 2 of 3
Part 3 is coming. Log on to http://www.youtube.com/user/vice?feature=watch for the last part of this documentary.
………my lord, Things just got real.