Health and Environment
Residents Living Near Queens Waste Facilities Hope Legal Settlement Finally Clears the Air
Nikol Mudrová, Maggie Geiler and Annie Jonas |
For two decades, residents in Jamaica’s Bricktown say they’ve had to contend with the stench and debris from unenclosed waste transfer facilities nearby. A settlement reached with the facilities’ operators last month could change that for the community, one of the three city neighborhoods most burdened by waste infrastructure.