|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 29 Aug 2008 10:23:22 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Con Ed demolition, East River, New York City|
Con Ed's in dustup over demolition BY NANCIE L. KATZ NEW YORK DAILY NEWS August 27 2008Con Edison's demolition of an old East River plant has infuriated Williamsburg residents, who charge the company has refused to disclose if the dust is hazardous.
"It's like Desert Storm," said Isaac Abraham, head of the Clemente Plaza Tenants Association.
He claimed the utility offered and then refused to provide residents with information on what they're breathing from the Kent Ave. plant.
"We've been stonewalled," he said. "That building was contaminated with asbestos. They started demolishing this building without notification to area residents. We've had our windows shut for a month and a half. The only thing this community got was a con job."
... For the entire article, see http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/brooklyn/2008/08/27/2008-08-27_con_eds_in_dustup_over_demolition-2.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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