NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: “Waterfront dump site a nightmare for Queens residents who say lot is toxic”

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Residents say they've tried everything to get the city to resolve their troubles with the dump site — to no avail. (DEBBIE EGAN-CHIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Residents say they’ve tried everything to get the city to resolve their troubles with the dump site — to no avail. (DEBBIE EGAN-CHIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

By GINGER ADAMS OTIS, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Saturday, April 1, 2017
When Jeannie Ortiz was growing up, the vacant waterfront lot behind her apartment in Queens was a leafy, tree-filled haven.
Now it’s a trash-strewn lot full of construction debris — and under investigation by the state for its alleged use as an illegal waste transfer site.
Frustrated neighbors for the last few years have bombarded 311 with noise and other complaints. And they’ve called any agency they think can help.
“It’s been a nightmare,” said Ortiz, 45, who now looks down at a lot filled with trucks and dumpsters, many of which are stuffed with bags of what appears to be construction debris.
“They’re using the lot as a dumping site. There are trucks bringing in trash from all around,”she said. “The noise, the dust, it’s horrible.”
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