Fire broke out at the North River Sewage Treatment Plant on July 20th. WE ACT will be pressing DEP for a full report.
HARLEM - Before he moved to West Harlem from Lower Manhattan a year ago, Johnny Moreno knew there was some sort of facility at Riverbank State Park.
He just didn't know that it was the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant.
"I knew there was something here but I didn't really, exactly know what type of plant it was," said Moreno, who came to the park for a stroll with his wife Ximena Ambriz and his 1-year-old son Thursday, only to find it closed because of a fire and explosion at the plant Wednesday afternoon. Thousands of people had to be evacuated from the park.
Moreno was one of many neighborhood residents and other parkgoers from around the city who were unaware of the massive sewage plant's existence, hidden beneath the sprawling, $100 million park. More...
STAY TUNED FOR MORE ON WE ACT'S RESPONSE TO THE FIRE AT THE NORTH RIVER SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT.