Flushing Residents Protest N.Y. Transfer Station

New York — After a four-year permitting process, Tully Environmental thought it had cleared its last hurdle in the race to open a transfer station to handle former Fresh Kills Landfill waste. But now, just weeks before the facility is set to open its doors, a coalition of Flushing community leaders is fighting the facility. Leaders from the borough of Queens have opposed the facility from the beginning, but Flushing residents — many of whom are recent immigrants — were not aware of the facilitiy's implications until now.