This Will Totally Be A Whole Foods Just As Soon As We Clean Up The Toxic Waste

For those of you not familiar with the landscape of the borough of Kings, this is a photo taken from inside of the site of a new Whole Foods store in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Currently, the site is home to an underground toxic plume of benzene that may or may not have originated at the nearby Verizon fuel station. Verizon denies that the fuel station, which is at the epicenter of the toxic plume, is the cause of the mess, despite the fact that there have been 5 oil spills on the site.

UPDATE: Verizon spokesperson John Bonomo just contacted us to say the delicious Whole Foods benzene is definitely not their fault.

Looks appetizing, doesn’t it? We hope photoblogger The Food Of The Future washed his shoes after taking this! —MEGHANN MARCO

Whole Foods Site From Inside [Gowanus Lounge]

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