Greenpoint residents fume over proposed waste treatment plant

Greenpoint residents are outraged at the possibility that a waste treatment plant will be coming to their neighborhood, despite reassurances from the city that the facility will be using clean technologies.

Earlier this month, the Department of Sanitation released a list of nine possible new waste management sites, including one at Varick Avenue and Lombardy Street, not far from a Little League ball field.

Officials say if a new waste treatment facility opens anywhere, it will have to be cleaner than typical sites and will not run a traditional incinerator.

However, Greenpoint residents say their neighborhood is handling enough of the city's waste already.

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