Wednesday, February 19, 2020

It's Always Something

Almost exactly a year ago, Gossips shared the news that a company called Wheelabrator Technologies was proposing to create a landfill for ash from burning trash in an abandoned quarry near Smith's Landing. Fortunately, three months later, in May 2019, that plan was abandoned.  

Now, something else of questionable desirability is being proposed for across the river, this time for the waterfront in the village of Athens: a construction and demolition debris processing facility. The story appeared yesterday on HudsonValley360: "C&D project proposed for Athens waterfront." 


  1. In the article Judith Enck wonders whether or not Athens has "a Coastal Zone Management plan."

    She's referring to a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (/plan), and the answer is yes.

  2. Athens has the best waterfront. Better not destroy it. Their LWRP was finalized a long time ago and look at the benefits.

  3. There is no end to bad land-use and waterfront ideas (we in Hudson know all about that). It's like a game of whack-a-mole, and you just have to keep swinging that hammer. I wish Athens waterfront activists the best of luck.

  4. Just what the air we all breath around here needs - more diesel exhaust from a steady stream of trucks and barges full of garbage. Cancer-causing particulate matter and heat trapping CO2, the gifts that diesel exhaust offers. B HUSTON