Dont be fooled by the upscale seafood eateries and posh condos that now line the Miami River. There is still plenty of hazmat lurking beneath the blue-green waves. On the very bottom, layers of gunk incubate a dormant army of succubi, fed on foul human sewage and zinc-, mercury-, and lead-laden sludge. Its been almost 100 years since the waterway was dredged to make room for barges that carry billions of dollars worth of cargo from the airport to the port. Mix their industrial runoff with decomposing bodies, human waste, and a few dashes of cocaine, and you have a particularly nasty brew. But it wasnt always this way.
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