Bronx residents upset over possible water filtration plant in the borough

Bronx residents rallied Tuesday at City Hall to protest the possible building of a water filtration plant in the borough.

Officials say the plant will be built under the Mosholu Golf Course in Van Cortlandt Park. Protesters feel the plant belongs in Westchester. Elected officials say the site in Westchester is a better choice because it is an industrial area and it is zoned for a public utility.

The Department of Environmental Protection surveyed the Bronx and Westchester locations and says both areas would be impacted. Officials from the department say Westchester would suffer greater historical losses if the plant were built there. Officials say if the plant is built in the Bronx, city and state leaders have promised the area would be restored after the project is finished.

According to officials, the Department of Environmental Protection has until the end of the month to make a decision on the location. Mayor Bloomberg, the city council and most of the elected officials in the Bronx say they support building the plant in the Bronx.

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