March 5, 1952
Operation Clean Up! A Sewage Treatment Radio Drama
In 1952, the New York Department of Public Works opened up the Owl's Head Pollution Control Plant in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, one of three new plants designed to combat the massive pollution running in and around the city's public shores. Residents were conflicted about the impact the plant would have on their communities. In this program, actors dramatize how the city overcame the reservations of citizens to the construction of the facility in their neighborhood -- and even convinced people the plant would improve their views. LISTEN.