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Health Expert: #OWS Dump Is Breeding Ground For Rats

This is what a rat-infested-dump looks like.

#OWS squatters trash (Ironic Surrealism)

A New York City health expert says besides the smell of urine and the defecating on porches, the Occupy Wall Street dump is a breeding ground for rats.

The New York Post reported:

Close this pigpen! Filth-ridden Zuccotti Park is a breeding ground for bacterial infection loaded with potential health-code violations that pose a major risk to the public, an expert who inspected the area warned.

“It’s like Walmart for rats,’’ Wayne Yon, an expert on city health regulations, said yesterday. “There’s a lack of sanitation, a lack of controls for hot and cold water,” Yon said. He saw at least 15 violations of the city’s health code — the type that would easily shut down a food establishment. He noted the lack of lavatory facilities, as neighbors repeatedly complain about protesters defecating in the area and the stench of urine.

Yon also pointed to unsanitary conditions in wash bins for cleaning food utensils. “It looks extraordinarily dirty, and [the bin] should be changed once it starts to get dirty,” said Yon, who works for EHA Consulting Group Inc. Then he pointed to a pigeon in a tree right above where the protesters were washing dishes. “There’s no overhead coverings. Pigeons are basically vermin,” Yon said.

Yup. They’re just like the tea party.

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