It seems the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) may finally understand the gravity of the issues at High Acres. In response to FAFE, Inc. concerns around the Towpath report, the NYS DEC has agreed to facilitate our ongoing efforts to assess and address odor impacts affecting neighborhoods surrounding the High Acres landfill.
In a written response to both FAFE admins and Waste Management (WM) leadership, the NYC DEC announced that it will be increasing its presence in the neighborhoods near the facility over the weekends. The NYS DEC has deployed uniformed officers to patrol the area from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on both Saturdays and Sundays to assess the situation and respond to complaints by citizens.
But, it seems WM might have taken this advance notice as an opportunity to redefine “Business as Usual" at High Acres...Read More