Rally held against filtration plant in Van Cortlandt Park as vote on project nears

(09/26/04) NORWOOD - Some Bronx activists and elected officials spoke out once again on Sunday against building a water filtration plant in Van Cortlandt Park. A rally took place in the Norwood section of the Bronx.

Several Bronx politicians and community activists say building the plant will hurt the Bronx by causing years of traffic gridlock and air and noise pollution. Supporters say the project say it will bring more jobs and money to the Bronx.

The future of Van Cortlandt Park now sits with the City Council. Members say they will most likely vote on the issue Tuesday. Their vote is the last step in the approval process. Sources close to the issue tell News 12 The Bronx the council will most likely approve the plan, and then the only way to stop the plant from being built would be through a lawsuit.

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