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Keep your junk out of our water

India’s Ganges River has become famously polluted, in part by reverent Hindu pilgrims who toss “offerings” (such as clothing, statues and the cremated ashes of loved ones) into it in hope of prosperous lives and holy afterlives.
Hindu immigrants in New York City, without access to the Ganges, have called upon Jamaica Bay as a stand-in.
The formerly quiet waters adjacent to JFK International Airport now ebb and flow with similar offerings that ultimately litter the bay’s federal recreation area shoreline.
Hindu community leaders in New York, with only mixed success, constantly urge greater environmental sensitivity.
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