Clean air advocates fed up with the garbage in the Bronx
Bronx clean air advocates say they are fed up with the borough being a garbage dumping ground. They are demanding Wednesday that Mayor Bloomberg(R-NY) and the City Council change the garbage transfer process.Advocates say it's unfair that the Bronx has 35 waste transfer stations. They say 25 percent of all of New York City's solid waste and 50 percent of the city's sewage sludge is transferred to one of those stations. The advocates say each borough should be responsible for its own garbage.The Waterfront Neighborhoods organization also has a problem with how garbage is transferred. Waste is currently transferred by trucks. They are pushing for that to be changed to a water-based system.Advocates also cite statistics that show the asthma rate in the Bronx is 17-times the national average, and 12-times the national average for children.