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east park roads

2009: Freshkills Park East Park Roads SEIS

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation prepared a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) that analyzed the construction of park roads through East Park, examining the potential impacts in greater detail than previously examined in the GEIS and also examining park road phasing, impacts on Landfill Section 6/7 and the associated landfill infrastructure, and further examining road options and alternatives. This Statement of Findings documents that environmental review process and conclusions presented in both the GEIS and SEIS.

Download the Freshkills Park GEIS and SEIS Statement of Findings, October 2009

Landfill Timeline preview

2001: Landfill Timeline

The timeline of the landfill’s operation was put together for the catalogue of the exhibit called “Fresh Kills: Artists Respond to the Closure of the Staten Island Landfill,” mounted at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center‘s Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in 2001.

Courtesy of the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Diana Yates Staten Island Advance and photographer Michael Falco.

See the full timeline.

Guy Molinari

1996: Staten Island BP Molinari Files Lawsuit

Alleging Clean Air Act violations, the suit was the culmination of a decades-long effort to close Fresh Kills Landfill.

Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari filed the lawsuit against the Mayor of the City of New York, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation, Governor of the State of New York, and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Image: “The Fresh Kills Story: From World’s Largest Garbage Dump to a World-Class Park.”