We have lived in the Governors Square neighborhood of East Greenbush for the past 25 years. For the first 20 years our homes and lives had been peaceful and pleasant, but five years ago a horrendous dump (the Dunn Landfill) was sited right next to a school high above the city of Rensselaer. The dump also borders our neighborhood; even though we were here first, we were given no input or say in the siting of this dump which has negatively impacted our neighborhood and our lives for 5 years now. The noxious hydrogen sulfide smells are pervasive every day and the constant grinding and beeping of the vehicles dumping and bulldozing in the landfill have ruined our quality of life. We cannot understand how this dump was allowed to be paced in this site in the first place and certainly cannot understand why it is still there. The DEC, DOH, and Governor Cuomo should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this to be sited here in the first place and for not immediately closing it down! This is a blatant example of environmental injustice and those who allow it to continue are morally and ethically bankrupt!
– Jonathan Pollack
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