Activists Hold "Toxic Bus Tour" Of South Bronx
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Some Bronx residents said Saturday that they are tired of the stench of sewage in their neighborhood.
A community activism group called Mothers on the Move led a so-called “Toxic Bus Tour” along the Hunts Point riverfront, where residents say they can smell fumes from sewage plants.
The group says exposure to the fumes also leads to chronic health problems.
"My daughter has for the last three years needed to go see a pulmonary specialist and have all of these different issues that have been happening,” said Tanya Fields of Mothers on the Move. “So only in six years these things have affected me tremendously and shaped my life. I can't imagine those who have been in this community for decades."
A rally was held after the tour in front of the New York Organic Fertilizer Company, which the group claims is responsible for the fumes.
The company did not respond to NY1 for comments.
The group also blames the Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant.
The Department of Environmental Protection said the city is investigating the stench.