Fresh Kills Landfill
The loud, belching trucks that used to dump New York City’s trash in the Fresh Kills Landfill have been replaced by birds, hikers and kayakers.
Two high school seniors from Staten Island Technical High School are up for the $75,000 Intel science prize tonight for their research on dangerous air around us.
The city has long maintained that marine transfer stations are the best solution.
Some 2,750 people died at the World Trade Center in the Sept. 11 attacks, but remains of only 1,634 people have been identified.
A total of 18 pieces that might be human remains were found in debris from around the World Trade Center, according to a published report.
Many Staten Island residents are worried they have been breathing in toxic smoke from the blaze and now councilmen James Oddo and Vincent Ignizio have asked city agencies to release data from the air monitoring stations downwind of the landfill.
The remains of many victims were brought to the now-defunct Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island.