Councilwoman Rose holds hearing on the Rahway Arch project's Staten Island impact
CITY HALL -- Two City Council committees turned their attention to the Garden State on Thursday, holding an oversight hearing on the Rahway Arch project that plans on using 2 million tons of recycled contaminated soil to cap cyanide sludge just across the Arthur Kill from Staten Island.
"This project is of serious concern to my constituents, some of whom live directly across the Arthur Kill from this project," Waterfronts Committee Chairwoman Debi Rose (D-North Shore) said during a joint hearing of her committee and the Environmental Protection Committee.
The project has garnered universal displeasure from Staten Island's elected officials and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. While several permits have already been issued by New Jersey, with just one more needed, local officials have called for the Army Corps and the Environmental Protection Agency to require that the project go through a permit review under the Clean Water Act.
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