Official: Stop blasting at Croton filtration plant

THE BRONX - A Bronx official is calling on blasting at the Croton Water Filtration Plant construction site to be stopped.

State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) delivered a request for a temporary restraining order at Bronx County Courthouse Wednesday. He wants the Department of Environmental Protection to reconsider its plans to blast at the plant in the Jerome Park Reservoir.

Dinowitz says there is no way to tell how the explosions from the dynamite will impact the surrounding area and community. The assemblyman is particularly concerned about how the blasting could affect the Bronx High School of Science, which sits directly across the street from the construction.

The next step in the case is for a judge to decide whether the community's case has any merit.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 1 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
2 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
3 Bronx Sportscast, April 21
Woman claims Fitbit exploded on her wrist 4 Woman claims Fitbit exploded on her wrist
Some local health workers are pushing a new 5 Health workers push Healthy Beverage Zone challenge

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE