This is the stainless steel inside of a liquid nitrogen drum that housed biological samples from 1987 to 2012.
I help run a lab and we had to replace this unit with a new one. Once all the liquid nitrogen burned off, what was left was this nasty little stew of leftover specimen.
This InstaGram shot reminded me of a far away view of a polluted planet. But I also think this shot is kind of pretty, too.
Below is another InstaGram shot I took of the old machine getting filled manually for the last time.
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Tagged bio-medical, biomedical, cabinet, cess, cess pool, drum, liquid nitrogen, planet, pollution, pool, Science, specimen, steel, stew, storage
This is an unnamed area where industrial Red Hook land meets industrial New York Harbor water and combinations of natural and man-made objects combine to create devastating, yet beautiful patterns and color combinations. See Part 1
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Tagged beach, color, colored, fibers, plastic, pollution, Red Hook, Red Hook Plastic Beach, rocks, rope, sand, string
At the dead end intersection of 58th Road & 47th Street in Maspeth, Queens, this is the water’s edge.
Behind a parking lot to a NYC DOT facility, I found this opening into one of the most heavily polluted areas in NYC.
The ground, air and water here have been devastated by years of environmental violations and neglect.
Anyone wanna go for a swim? Perhaps their final swim?
Business as usual…
It’s hard to imagine that to this day anyone is enforcing any EPA laws here.
This place could be beautiful if anyone decided to take care of it.
But then again, I suppose if it was beautiful here, am insanely rich mayor might allow greedy developers to build ugly ass condos that would be lived in by douche bag bankers from Jersey and Michigan.
Maybe this dump is paradise.
Welcome to Maspeth country.
All from one filthy-ass block in the middle of nowhere, also known as Maspeth.