Officials hold final hearing on filtration plant slated for Van Cortlandt Park

City Council members held a final hearing on the filtration plant slated to be built in Van Cortlandt Park as opponents and supporters voiced their opinions on the matter outside City Hall.

Supporters say the 40-acre, $1.3 billion underground water filtration plant will bring jobs to the Bronx and more than $200,000 million in city aid for Bronx parks. But opponents of the plant disagree and feel the project sets a dangerous precedent for the Bronx.

The City Council must now take a final vote as to whether or not the plant should be built. If the council approves the project, only a lawsuit could block the plant from being built.

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