Barren Island 1-24-16 #2
- - of at to it, BARREN ISLAND EVILS END, New Plant for Disposing of Garbage Garbage a Great Improvement "BAD ODORS PREVAIL NO LONGER. Dr. Black Points Out the Advantages of the New Process of Handling Garbage Garbage and the Prominent Part Disinfectants Disinfectants Play in the Work An Inspector Inspector Constantly on Duty on tho Island. The Improved plant for handling and disposing disposing or the vast quantities ot garbage, which are dally taken from the five city boroughs, boroughs, is now in active operation at Barren Island. The chief feature of the plant, so far as the residents ot the nearby mainland are concerned, lies in the ability of the process to cope with the offensive odors, which lor years have poisoned the fresh sea air, whenever whenever the wind blew from the south. Tho recommendations made by the committee committee of the' Board of Health, which waa commissioned to investigate the Barren Island Island nuisances, have been adopted and so far as possible, practically applied. The concern which deals chiefly with the garbage at Barren Barren Island is the Sanitary Utilization Company. Company. In addition to it are two plants than dispose of the dead animals, taken from the city streets and whiich average about fifty per day. The objectionable mamiXactorleg that formerly dealt with fish oil no longer have a place on the island and the three, above mentioned, which remain are all subject subject to the direction of the Board of Health. "I think the Health Board may safely say," Dr. Black of the local bureau told an Eagle reporter this afternoon, "that it has done and is doing the best it can to remedy the evils which ln the past have made Barren Island so offensive. The board was asked to remove the plant to a different locality, but as a matter of fact there is no other place accessible, so the board has done all ln its power to Improve the conditions as they exist and it is unlikely that there will be any cause for further complaint. "The process of disinfecting now plays an important part in the handling of the refuse. refuse. In fact, every scow which comes to the island Is saturated with what we call eiectrosine, or a solution of disinfectant treated by electricity. This is done before th garbage enters the plaint. The bodies of, animals animals are subjected to a similar process, except that it is done before the ecows cooitalniast them leave the dock ln the city. "A perfected process of disinfection in treating treating the garbage is lntrumental In relieving the atmosphere of almost, all odor. The plants at the island are now entirely able to handle ail of the refuse as soon as It arrives and there ls net one of the concerns which is not kept In operation night and day. The board will not permit the slightest violation of the laws, either those of health or ot the city, ln dealing with Barren Island and an Inspector ls kept there constantly. In addition addition to his presence, a committee of the board makes a round of the Island works twice each week."