NYC Rave Canceled Due to Dangerous Toxic Waste Contamination
A Halloween warehouse party that was organized by The Cityfox Experience was forced to cancel their event after it came to light that the selected venue was actually a toxic waste site. Set to feature performances from Behrouz, Lee Burridge, M.A.N.D.Y. and more, the now-defunct Halloween party was to take place at NuHart Plastics Factory in Brooklyn before it became apparent that the venue was not fit to host several thousands of people.
NuHart Plastic Factory is home to an underground Toxic Plume, which currently holds between 40,000 to 60,000 gallons of extremely harmful chemicals, including petroleum compounds, a dry cleaning solvent called TCE that has been linked to liver cancer, and phthalates, which are a group of chemicals used to soften plastics. The federal government has declared the site a superfund site, an initiative that aims to clean up toxic waste contaminated territories.
Ben Colombo, a spokesperson for New York City's department of Buildings, made an official statement regarding the event's cancellation.
"The event was shut down due to flammable chemicals being hidden behind flammable curtains. Additionally [CityFox] sold 6,000 tickets but the space was only cleared for 3,500."
The Cityfox Experience released an official statement, claiming that they were unaware of the dangerous waste material present at the facility and releasing refund information.
You can read the full statement from The Cityfox Experience below...