Tanks of Liquid Nitrogen on NYC Curbs= Hazard?
In the age of road rage and major law suits, the last thing you would think a seemingly smart company like Verizon would do is line up large tanks of liquid nitrogen along the curb in New York City. But alas, stupidity prevails. These big ass tanks are apparently used to dry out underground cables (which will sometimes leak, etc) by pressurizing them. And here’s some corporate double-speak for you too: the warning labels on the tanks list horrors such as “rapid suffocation" and "severe frostbite,” but when Verizon finally responded to concerns about the tanks, they said "if a tank was punctured, nitrogen would dissipate in the air without harming anyone around it, or the environment."