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Citizen complaint of the day: Yellow paint flowing into Fort Point Channel

Yellow paint at Fort Point Channel

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the yellow paint coating the rocks and flowing into the water along Fort Point Channel on the South Boston side between the Summer Street Bridge and the Gillette plant.

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Pollen?

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Toxic meteor.

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could that be pollen washing down from the huge rainfall yesterday?

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n/t

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That's pollen. Happens every year. Makes a great visual tracker for runoff impacts on waterways.

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I took a walk from my house in the South End to the Esplanade last night between storms and noticed how much pollen had been knocked off the trees and out of the atmosphere and collected around the puddles. I think maple, honey locust, and linden trees are in bloom around this time of year, so that may very well be the source.

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See Adam's comment below. Happens every year, but they're especially horny this time.

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I saw the same thing out my window this morning. There is a storm drain in the alleyway/parking lot behind my building that overflows with the slightest rainfall, and the (guessing) 15 foot puddle was ringed with this yellowish substance. This afternoon the residue remains even though the water has mostly receded. I'm glad to know that it's not something more toxic.

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Wait till they learn about the annual Plant Bukkake...

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Definitely pollen. The puddles all around Forest Hills station next to Arborway have the same stuff floating in it.

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My red car was covered in yellow splotches yesterday and now it is covered again.

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But this comment is making me crave McDonald's...

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She won't be happy.

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How a-pollen-g!

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Why is it that plants get to have messy sex outside and we are all tasked with cleaning up after them??

I wanna talk to a manager...

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Not sure how to embed Twitter posts, but BlueHill Observatory posted a pollen haboob coming in
front of yesterday's storms:

https://twitter.com/bhobservatory/status/126935500...

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heh. you said "haboob"

(yes, sometimes I have the mind of a 12 year old boy)

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I'm totally amazed that I've gotten as far in life as I have when I haven't matured mentally much beyond a 14 year old.

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it feels like a toxic meteor!

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I'm jealous of people who aren't as finely attuned to pollen as some of us are. (sniffle, sniffle, aaah-chooo!)

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I mean...it's even fashionable right now.

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