2008-11-07 / Community

National Grid Demo To Take Place This Weekend

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) held a second meeting last month to address community concerns regarding the former manufactured gas plant at Beach 108 Street between Beach Channel Drive and the Rockaway Freeway. As a result of community disapproval expressed by the residents present at that meeting, elected officials requested that leaders of Rockaway Park's community organizations be afforded an additional meeting at which there would be a demonstration of the safety measures to be taken in securing the trucks that would dispose of the toxic materials from the peninsula. These measures include the lining, foaming and tarp covering of those trucks. The demonstration will take place this Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day at the site on Beach 108 Street.

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