Takanassee Beach, Long Branch – A pile of creosote soaked logs

We received a call today to go down to Tak beach and see what is going on there.  A surfer called a friend so I called some friends and we went to look. This is what we saw:

These creosote soaked pieces of wood are all over the beach and in the water.

These creosote soaked pieces of wood are all over Takanassee beach and in the water.

IMG_4446They might come from this big pile of wood which stinks of creosote.IMG_4466Some of it may come from the dismantling of the flume.

Remains of the north side of the flume.
Remains of the north side of the flume.

This is the Whale Pond Brook flowing into the ocean where the flume used to be.IMG_4461

If you see something that you think may not be right, don’t hesitate to call 877 warnDEP.

5 thoughts on “Takanassee Beach, Long Branch – A pile of creosote soaked logs”

  1. Additionally, due to construction around the lake and flume area, reports have been made that diesel fuel is leaking into the ocean. This past weekend, surfers noticed huge slicks of fuel in the water. The fuel covered their wet suits and was likely leaking from the trucks working around the lake. In addition, the construction has caused trash buildup around the Takanassee jetty which has yet to be cleaned.

    Also, construction on the house located at the end of Plaza Court has caused styrofoam trash to cover the beach. Individuals have reported that the construction crews there have discarded styrofoam so as to allow the trash to essentially “rain down” onto the beach and into the water.

  2. I run the dumpster division at Mazza & Sons Inc located in Tinton Falls. We recycle Creosote wood properly. For Creosote Dumpster pricing or more information please call-732-922-9292, ask for Anthony.

  3. Monmouth County Health Department, David Sorenson, went to the Tak site today and told the contractor to get the pile cleaned up immediately. Seems it is a contractor who is a sub of a sub of a sub-contractor.

    We’ll go back tomorrow and see the progress.

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