Environmental groups are suing New York state over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to use federal clean water funds on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, saying that the idea would create a dangerous national precedent if it’s allowed to stand.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the plastic particles can persist in the environment for centuries and accumulate toxic chemicals that could enter the food chain if marine creatures ingest them.
A local nuclear power plant faces a possible shutdown after officials and activists have expressed fear over the facility’s operations.
The environmental group Riverkeeper has criticized officials for giving only three days’ notice for a vote on a plan to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City.
Riverkeeper says the bridge would damage the Hudson River’s ecosystem. It also says the bridge will be immediately obsolete because it will not include mass transit.
As nuclear plant issues arise in Japan those who live near the Indian Point power plant can’t help but wonder if it could happen here.