Bridgeport residents oppose plan to relocate recycling facility

Residents of Bridgeport's West End say they will do whatever it takes to fight a building supply company's plan to relocate its concrete and asphalt

They say that O & G Industries' recycling plant on Seaview Avenue is a health hazard and an eyesore. The proposed plan would move the plant to 92 Howard Ave.

They say that O & G Industries' recycling plant on Seaview Avenue is a health hazard and an eyesore. The proposed plan would move the plant to 92 Howard Ave. (5/3/16)

BRIDGEPORT - Residents of Bridgeport's West End say they will do whatever it takes to fight a building supply company's plan to relocate its concrete and asphalt recycling facility to their neighborhood.

They say that O & G Industries’ recycling plant on Seaview Avenue is a health hazard and an eyesore. The proposed plan would move the plant to 92 Howard Ave.

Residents say they are not only concerned about toxic dust and higher risks of asthma and other illnesses, but also that the project will decrease their quality of life, increase noise in the neighborhood and decrease property values.

Attorney Ray Rizio, who represents O & G Industries, says the company chose an industrial zone to relocate their facility, and added it won't be seen by residents. He also says the facility safely disposes of its materials and that there's no evidence that their procedure causes health hazards.

The proposal will be discussed at the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting in June.

 

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