The mystery behind the 500-pound pasta dump at a stream in New Jersey has allegedly been solved, according to an Old Bridge resident by the name of Keith Rost. He claims that the act was committed by a veteran who was cleaning up his mother’s house before she passed away. According to Rost, the person dumped a sizable quantity of macaroni and alphabet noodles near Iresick Brook on April 28. Rost continued by speculating that the man’s mother may have gathered the food during the pandemic and was attempting to get rid of the extra.
According to Rost, who spoke to NBC New York, “I really feel like he was just trying to clear out his parents’ house and they were probably stocked up over the last years.” “My grandparents always kept a pantry stocked with pasta and cans, just in case.”
Last month, a resident of Old Bridge Township who was out on a stroll in a nearby forested area saw some strange piles of spaghetti, which led to the discovery of a bizarre case of pollution in the area. The resident first called the township to report the garbage, then called local activist Nina Jochnowitz, who had previously run for city council in the sixth ward and was responsible for posting the now-viral pictures online.
Although the presence of cooked pasta may have been caused by the region’s recent heavy rains, the problem goes beyond just being a source of Italian-food comedy. The soggy spaghetti could perhaps harm the environment in addition to being wasteful.
Jochnowitz claims that at first the resident thought it was hay, but upon closer study they found lots of cooked spaghetti piled high. Jochnowitz sent an email to the township after that but did not hear back. She made the decision to act independently and went to the location to snap photos, which she then put on her open Facebook page for people to see.
“You may respond, ‘Who cares about pasta?’ However, the PH level of pasta will affect the water stream. According to Jochnowitz, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Because it feeds into the town’s water supply, that creek needs to be cleaned up. One of the quickest cleanups I’ve ever witnessed here.
Public works arrived shortly after to remove the superfluous noodle heaps!