Post Tagged with: "NYOFCo"

Environment / Health

Sludge plant process shuns Hunts Point residents

Former site of NYOFCo plant, which a new venture hopes to reopen soon as an alternative energy operation.

The city will soon decide who will take the place of former sludge processing plant NYOFCo, which closed in 2010, and Hunts Point residents will have no say as to who that will be. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection began taking proposals from applicants looking to process sludge, shortly […]

Environment / News

Borough President opposes NYOFCo return

Borough President  opposes NYOFCo return

NYOFCo will be coming back to Hunts Point over the Bronx Borough President’s dead body. Borough President Ruben Diaz declared last month that he would oppose efforts by the fertilizer plant’s parent company Synagro to snare a new contract with the city to process sewage sludge at the plant on […]

Environment / Health / Jobs

Will NYOFCo rise from the grave?

Will NYOFCo rise from the grave?

The city forced the sewage-to-fertilizer plant on Oak Point Avenue to close its doors last summer after 16 years of nauseating smells. Now, though, the plant may be reopened.

Education / Environment / Health / News / Politics / Transportation

Despite promises, asthma still plagues Hunts Point

Photo by Ryan Joseph

A little boy no more than five brought home the meaning of environmental injustice to Miquela Craytor, she recalled at a recent press conference with The Hunts Point Express. At a rally at the Oak Point rail yards three years ago to protest the city’s plans to build a jail […]

Environment / News

NYOFCo to close its doors

NYOFCo to close its doors

NYOFCo, the fertilizer company that Hunts Point residents have been fighting for over a decade, has announced it will be closing and leaving the neighborhood for good. “This is a huge step forward for the neighborhood,” said Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, executive director of The Point CDC, one of many local organizations […]

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Monitors hired to nose out NYOFCo stench

Monitors hired to nose out NYOFCo stench

Under a cloud of uncertainty about its future following the loss last month of its contract with the city, the embattled sewage-to-fertilizer company NYOFCo now faces a new challenge: around-the-clock scrutiny of its odor by an independent team of engineers. But at a public meeting at the Point CDC on […]

Environment / News

City cuts ties with NYOFCo sewage plant

City cuts ties with NYOFCo sewage plant

NYOFCo, the sewage processing plant with the candy-striped smoke stack that has afflicted Hunts Point residents with sickening smells for the last 18 years, has lost its contract with New York City. But in a defiant statement, the company said it would keep operating, and warned that without the money […]

Environment / Politics

From the editor: The odor from Oak Point Avenue

It’s not just sewage that stinks at the New York Organic Fertilizer Company plant on Oak Point Avenue. From the very beginning, the plant has been bathed in the stench of corruption.

Environment / News / Parks / Transportation

Explosion still hobbles NYOFCo

Explosion still hobbles NYOFCo

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Six of the seven storage silos at the New York Organic Fertilizer Company on Oak Point Avenue are still out of service, after an explosion on July 21 that hurled fertilizer pellets across a parking lot. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. The […]