Liz’s Statement Urging the Marine Corps to Deny Permit Needed to Build Proposed Marine Transfer Station

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR KRUEGER URGING ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO DENY PERMIT FOR PROPOSED MARINE TRANSFER STATION ON EAST 91ST ST

“From the inception, I have expressed serious concern regarding the plan to build a marine transfer station on East 91st St.  This proposed location must finally be taken off the table, and I hope that the Army Corps of Engineers will help us do just that by denying the permit needed to expand the dock on which the station must be built.

“My long-standing opposition to a marine transfer station at East 91st Street is based on many factors. Individually, any number of the problems with this location provide enough reason to kill this proposal, but collectively they make this decision a no-brainer.

“Putting a marine transfer station within a few block radius of over 13,500 residents, in an area surrounded by three city parks, simply defies common sense.  I have no doubt that the noise, noxious fumes and pollutants from the marine transfer station, as well as the exhaust from the hundreds of trucks that will line up to enter the marine transfer station each day, will dramatically affect the health and safety of the surrounding residents and community facilities…

Full Statement