"Creating Livable Communities" is not just something that we say, we work hard every day to make it happen. Whether it means doing research that helps government agencies and officials to better understand the very real and tangible environmental issues that residents face every day. Air pollution, water pollution and/or soil contamination that can lead to health issues that may prohibit people from leading healthy and productive lives.
NSWC has been on the forefront of advocating for a contamination and pollution free environment. While urging businesses, entities, authorities, agencies and officials to do the right things that
will help improve Staten Island's North Shore resident's environmental quality of life.
The First Law Suits of Their Kind to be Filed on the North Shore of Staten Island.
In the late of summer of 2013 NSWC, Coalition for Healthy Ports, Natural Resource Defense Council and Elm Park Civic Association filed a (NEPA) National Environmental Policy Act lawsuit against the U.S. Coast Guard: Cite Violation of Federal Law for Failing to Investigate Likely High Rates of Heart Disease, Lung Cancer & Asthma, & Exposure to Hazardous Contaminants in Newark, Bayonne & Staten Island.
We are still waiting to hear back from the courts regarding the above suit.
On January 27, 2014, NSWC filed a Civil Rights Complaint under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 40 C.F.R. Part 7 with the assistance of our attorneys Natural Resources Defense Council against the New York/New Jersey Port Authority in reference to their raising of Bayonne Bridge Project.
As we believe based on the New Jersey Port Authority's Environmental Assessment's Phase 1 report that residents are being exposed to toxins through the Port Authority's construction activities. Toxins such as PCB s, PAHs, lead, asbestos, and arsenic that are on the Port Authority's property. In addition we believe that the Port Authority's activities could lead to the disturbance of the Manhattan Project Storage, radioactive site that is in close proximity to the Bayonne Bridge on the Staten Island side. We have received confirmation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that they have received our complaint and we will advise you as further developments regarding the complaint happen.
North Shore Waterfront Conservancy of Staten Island, Inc.
54 Port Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10302
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