Day 23 was not as exciting as yesterday with all the police action. The unknown car was back parked on the street, even though there is no parking.
The generators are still a hazard to the community with their noise and fumes, but today once again they spilled fuel on the floor while filling these things and their answer is to throw cat litter down to absorb the gasoline.
The DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) was here again today for the noisy generators that the nursing home installed for the strike. The DEP is still trying to bring the nursing home into “Compliance” to abate the noise. So the foam they wrapped around the generators did nothing to lower the noise level, STRIKE ONE! So today they are building wooden boxes to enclose the generators to lower the noise…
Let’s just say STRIKE TWO! These wooden enclosures did nothing to mitigate the noise, I took decibel readings and found them still to be way above limits (83db-87db) from across the street.
To top it all off, these wooden enclosures would make me think of fire hazard… Wood wrapped around a metal generator that is running on gasoline. Sure enough I was right! No more than 10 minutes had past from when they started the generators than one of the generators lights shut down and the motor started to spew thick smoke. Yes thats right, the generator over heated and burned itself out! It is now sitting in the parking lot dead!
Several hours later the fire department was called because one of the other generators were flickering and spewing black smoke. Two fire trucks responded and shut down the unit, aired out the smoke. Once gone the lights were turned back on.
So with all this happening, how long is it going to take for DEP to get these things shut down? Is it going to take an explosion or fire? Is it going to take someone getting hurt before they realize what is going on here? This needs to stop! It amazes me that the owner of the nursing home is willing to spend so much money on trying to subvert the law, but yet she can’t pay for health care benefits for her employees. Helen, why not just be a good neighbor and just stop this non-sense, shut the lights off and get to the bargaining table to end this senseless strike!
Tonight at 10PM on channel 12 news FIPNA is featured because of this horrendous quality of life issue.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!