Train Hauling 10 Million Pounds Of New York Excrement Stranded In Alabama

A train carrying 200 containers, or 10 million pounds of New York City sewage sludge (i.e. shit) is stuck in an Alabama rail yard, leaving a small town of around 1,000 people choking on the foul stench.

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.

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.

The Mayor was assured by the EPA that the waste is not dangerous. "Other than it smelling absolutely terrible, I have to trust them that it's not going to hurt you," Hall told CNN. She also said she's been asked by colleagues in the capital city of Montgomery not to file an injunction of the landfill - as it would likely guarantee the poo train wouldn't move until the trial is over. 

When will this be over? In short, nobody knows. “I’m just getting little bits and pieces of information, and I cannot tell you how frustrating it is,” Hall said. “My understanding is, they are really trying to work on the problem, and they keep telling us the situation is almost over.”

While temperatures in Parrish are in the 70's right now, they are expected to rise into the low 80s by the end of the month - and hit the mid 90's by July. 

Comments

Voluntary Exchange spag Fri, 04/06/2018 - 03:54 Permalink

Taxation means that some get to exploit others at the point of a gun and call it "legal". In the case of before the civil war it was the north exploiting the south via tariff laws. Too bad the south rested on the evil of slavery, otherwise they might have prevailed in their fight for "freedom". If you exploit others, expect to be exploited.

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Dilluminati NoDebt Fri, 04/06/2018 - 06:27 Permalink

This is a good example of what the term "modern trade" has become.  Somebody ships their crappy shit somewhere else, two small greedy cocksuckers (the 1% make good) and the rest are left with the fucking stink and having to clean up the shit!

I suggest they jail the two parties in the dispute until they get it resolved. 

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tmosley Dilluminati Fri, 04/06/2018 - 06:35 Permalink

Why the FUCK is New York shipping out shit by train? Did they forget they have a sewer system that is actually DESIGNED to handle sewage?

Send that shit straight back to New York with a lawsuit attached. Foulness in the air decreases property values and does harm to the local residents whether or not it is considered "safe".

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mr1963 SWRichmond Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:10 Permalink

Chicago garbage has been going everywhere for decades, they keep trying to buy land in NWI for it, so far we've resisted -- except Michigan City -- but it's only a matter of time. Their dump on the southside has expanded exponentially, the citizens out there -- poor black of course -- continue to vote to get exploited, so I have no feelings for them at all, but it's a nationwide problem. It's why the founders -- creating a republic -- were smart enough to know what would happen years out, and why the constitution should still mean something. 

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Theosebes Goodfellow mr1963 Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:17 Permalink

Parrish, AL needs to learn how to play this game. It really isn't that hard. Pass an ordinance instituting a "railcar storage tax" of $1000 per car for any railcar that sits in their township for more than 48 hours. Charge it to the railway, since NYC will claim it ain't their shit (any more). Although the town will not get away with imposing the tax retroactively, they can begin its enforcement immediately. problem solved.

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H.WarrentonHuf… Theosebes Goodfellow Fri, 04/06/2018 - 20:29 Permalink

While they are at it pass an ordinance banning shit cars, toxic chemicals etc. Make your fines 1M per day, give each resident a grand a day.  Hire your own specialist to counter claim the safe thing.  Hire me, I've listened to clinton and sjw's enough that I am an expert on toxic shit when I see it, smell it, hear it.  Isn't it true one can smell farts because of microscopic fecal matter, same thing here?

Take a wheelbarrow full and deposit it in the yard or steps of those who claim it's safe and the rest of the yokels involved.

Tell them "it's safe!"  Did they mention it was safe for children too? 

Gauge their reaction, increase fine and costs respectively.

 

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Gead tmosley Fri, 04/06/2018 - 07:18 Permalink

Agreed!!! Alabamans should just tie a big-ass bow on top of the train with a huge giftcard reading, "We ain't taking your shit no more NY!!!". Get that engine pointed back at the original loading point and tell the driver to jump off after having disabled the brakes and hitting the throttle to full speed just before the terminus. If ever there's been a reason for another Civil War, this is it. 

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keep the basta… Haus-Targaryen Fri, 04/06/2018 - 06:56 Permalink

USA has been sending most of its container loads of garbage to China for processing.

So China has given notice that it will stop taking usa garbage. Garbage processing requires expensive specialised equipment so USA wont be able to just dump it in a third world strugggling country.

chickens coming home to roost. Parrish needs to get  it returned to sender.

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philosobilly Voluntary Exchange Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:07 Permalink

naw the govt would have continued to lie, spin, deport newspaper owners, shut down media that doesn't fit the narrative etc like they always have and will do- to maintain power. in all of human history 99.999999% of people that have ever lived have been slaves, but its a range. dc, through, northern ports was increasing the tariffs on the export of the souths cotton to pay for the norths industrial revolution because they had all the big ports and tariffs  were the only form of income for the fed at the time. the south was behind culturally- still in more like a lawless unless you are property semi serfdom- on the verge of starting their own industrial revolution. the south should never have had to defend their homes from their northern brothers invasion, both sides had proper chattle and although the south had like ten times more only theirs was freed when they gave up, the north got to keep theirs until congress finally ended this most pecular institution months later.  lincolns emacipation procliamation was  nothing more than an attempt to internally weaken his enemy, even though youralready three times his size and just want to steal some of his money. so yeah taxation is theft, slavery is wrong, the civil war was about slavery- enforcing it against every individual in the nation, and nothing the south did would have led them to victory, unfortunately. sic semper tyrannis

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Jeffersonian Liberal Voluntary Exchange Fri, 04/06/2018 - 06:57 Permalink

I logged on to make that very observation.

There was never a more appropriate metaphor for what the leftists in the cities do to all those around them: export their horrendous, torturous shit to everyone around them and make others deal with their shit so they don't have to.

Alabama ought to hire thousands of tipper trucks, transfer the shit to the tipper trucks, drive all of them to NYC, and dump that shit on every street they can.

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