Community rallies against Gravesend Bay garbage dump

South Brooklyn residents rallied on the Belt Parkway Promenade today to protest the construction of a garbage dump in Gravesend. People at the rally say

Residents are concerned the garbage dump will cause health and traffic problems.

Residents are concerned the garbage dump will cause health and traffic problems. (8/11/13)

GRAVESEND - South Brooklyn residents rallied on the Belt Parkway Promenade today to protest the construction of a garbage dump in Gravesend.

People at the rally chanted, "Dump the dump!" They said the garbage transfer station will cause serious health problems in the community and create more traffic.

The Department of Sanitation has previously told News 12 that it has performed an extensive and thorough review for the transfer station, which was upheld by the courts.

A lawsuit was filed to stop the plan, but a judge did not revoke the project's permit, although he noted that the procedure to dredge the bay is "irrational."

Today's rally was organized by the group "STRONG" and Assemblyman William Colton. Mayoral candidates Sal Alabanse, Erick Salgado and Anthony Gronowicz also attended the rally.

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