Breaking the Education Promise

It is known that the brain’s capacity to learn is improved by exercise. It is also known that young lungs, breathing extra fast during exercise, are especially susceptible to damage by pollution. This can have a permanent affect not just on their lungs, but on their brains too.

Children are far more sensitive to pollutants than adults. That’s why hundreds of doctors signed a petition urging first Bloomberg and now de Blasio NOT to build a massive garbage site next to an athletic center in Manhattan used by 34,000 city kids – a garbage site that will attract 100 to 500 trucks a day.

To reach the 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (MTS), the trucks will drive back and forth through the athletic facility on an access road that literally bisects it. As they drive up this access ramp, they will be only 11 feet from the kids on the sports field.

Read Matthew Chapman’s full piece, “Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Three: Education” to learn more about the dangers of the MTS, who actually uses Asphalt Green vs. what the media reports, what could be built instead that would actually help vs. harm, and what you can do.