Donald Trump’s Bronx Golf Course Is Alarmingly Gassy

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BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY - JULY 14: Donald Trump attends the 2008 Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation Golf Classic at Trump National Golf Club on July 14, 2008 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Photo by Rick Odell/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Donald Trump Photo: Rick Odell/2008 Getty Images

Construction on a $97 million Donald Trump–developed golf course on top of a closed landfill in the Bronx has caused a spike in dangerous methane gas in wells near homes in the surrounding residential area, the Daily News reports. On Tuesday, Bronx councilman James Vacca has called a hearing about the matter and will ask the Department of Environmental Conservation to explain the uptick in gas levels, which may be resulting from construction on top of the methane-producing garbage that used to fill the area. Not what they intended, but explosive methane would make a unique hazard.