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Application for Athens C+D facility withdrawn

Mar 20, 2020 2:30 pm
Keep It Greene and Friends of Athens announced Fri., Mar. 20, Athens Stevedoring and Environmental Development has withdrawn its application for for the building of a construction and demolition waste processing facility on the Athens waterfront. John Weidman, Division of Materials Management Officer at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, confirmed the news Thursday, saying only that the group was no longer interested in pursuing the project. Under the proposal, Athens Stevedoring and Environmental Development would have imported by barge 8,400 tons of construction and demolition materials every week to the 6.1-acre site off North Washington Street, adjacent to the Athens Boat Launch. After processing, the materials would have been trucked to locations throughout upstate New York. The Greene County-based volunteer group Keep It Greene worked with Friends of Athens, KingstonCitizens [dot] org, Hudson Riverkeeper, and Athens village government in opposition to the project, according to the groups' press release. U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado and state Assemblymember Chris Tague also took positions against the proposal. “I am very proud of how our entire community came together to make their voices heard,” said Athens Village Mayor Stephan Bradicich  “I have no doubt that the large and unified opposition to this project played a large part in stopping the effort.” Read more at KeepItGreene [dot] org.