Local resident Keith Rost claims that the mystery surrounding the 500-pound pasta dump in a New Jersey creek has reportedly been solved. He claims that the act was committed by a veteran who was cleaning up his mother’s home before she passed away.
According to Rost, on April 28, a sizable quantity of macaroni and alphabet noodles were dumped close to Iresick Brook. Rost added that it’s possible the man’s mother saved the food during the pandemic and was trying to get rid of the surplus.
According to Rost, who talked about this in an interview with NBC New York, “I really feel like he was just trying to clear out his parent’s house, and they were probably stocked up over the last years.”. “Just in case,” my grandparents recalled, “they always kept a pantry stocked with pasta and cans. ”.
Last month, while out for a stroll in a nearby wooded area, a resident of Old Bridge Township noticed some odd piles of spaghetti. This led him to look into the area’s strange pollution.
The local activist who was in charge of posting the now-viral photos online, Nina Jochnowitz, was contacted after the resident first reported the trash to the township. Jochnowitz had previously run for city council in the sixth ward.
Although it’s possible that the region’s recent, heavy rains played a part in the cooked pasta’s appearance, the problem goes beyond being a source of Italian-food jokes. The sloppy spaghetti was wasteful and might have been bad for the environment.
Jochnowitz claims that at first the resident thought it was hay, but upon closer examination they found a large quantity of cooked spaghetti stacked high.
Jochnowitz then sent a message via email to the township but got no reply. She made the decision to act independently and went to the scene to take pictures, which she then posted on her open Facebook page for everyone to see.
The PH of the pasta will affect the water stream, despite the argument that it is unimportant. Jochnowitz quotes from The Philadelphia Inquirer. The town’s water supply is fed by that creek, so it needs to be cleaned up.
Public works soon showed up to take away the extra noodles!