Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00
I am writing to you in hopes of getting our voices heard concerning the Twin County Recycle Plant, 385 W. John St., Hicksville. I work for Sam Ash Music, 278 Duffy Ave., Hicksville. We have made numerous complaints regarding this plant to the NYS DEC. We are constantly being rained on by asphalt, dirt and dust. We cannot see out of our car windows; we have to change window wipers often because of the tar on our cars. Just imagine what we are breathing in through our air intake ducts. The smell inside our building is sometimes unbearable. Yesterday I used half a bottle of Windex to get the soot and debris off of my windows before I could drive home. We at Sam Ash Music are subject to this for nine to 10 hours a day and I can only imagine what the families in this community are going through and what are the long-term effects of this pollution. I understand Twin County Recycle Plant is planning on opening another plant. I can’t believe this is acceptable and nothing is being done to stop this. Please look around and see if you would live or work here. Any help would be greatly appreciated by the workforce and people of this community.