Odor continues at Willow14
Over 150 people in the area of 14th & Willow have favored the internet page dedicated to getting to the bottom of the situation regarding the Willow14 project.
5th Ward “Councilman” Peter Cunningham, along with other so-called officials will be holding a meeting at Carpe Diem (14th & Grand) tonight at 7pm, if you’re interested in hearing
their spin what they have to say.
Stop Willow 14 group struggles to get answers
Concerned citizens have a contrary stance to the official position, and will also have a future meeting on what actionable steps can be taken:
“The Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) overseeing the cleanup, Juan Salguero, advised that this site hit a water line and have been pumping and storing petroleum contaminated water at the site causing even more odors than ever if that is even possible. This resulted in a Mack-truck sized container of smelly contaminated water (uncovered) sitting on 1300 Clinton Street (not the developer property even) for at least a month. Despite complaints to the DEP and the City, nothing was down about it. The Hoboken Health Commissioner Frank Sasso even said it didn’t smell, except for a slight “moth ball” odor.
I have asked Peter Cunningham these questions and have received no response…
- Can you please explain to me and supporters of the Stop Willow 14 online facebook community why the above was allowed without one fine and why the odors of the past 2 yrs go on without 1 odor nuisance issued?
- Please explain what you plan to do to help the over 155 voters / supporters of the online community to fine this site and stop the smells?
- Please explain to me why you are hosting meetings with the developers vs. one without them to discuss what you plan to do against them? Clearly meeting with them is not the solution. You tried that well over a year ago and we have inhaled toxic fumes ever since.
- Why do so many people in the community smell the odors and yet you, the DEP, and city officials fail to do so year in and year out?
I honestly believe the actions (or better said, lack there of) of the City, Health Officials (so counter to what the people are experiencing) should be investigated by the FBI or other proper authorities. I am looking into who to call to file a formal complaint.
Lastly, the DEP has said in a statement that we will have to experience these odors for another year. I don’t understand how that is acceptable.
Peter Cunningham’s love fest with the developers tonight is just more hard evidence showing his lack of willingness to fight for the citizens to stop the odor complaints.
I won’t even go into the host of other issues – like the construction vehicles that get endless free reign to park in the Rite Aid parking lot and on our streets, while residents get trapped in by their cars and must adhere to parking rules that Willow14 is “magically” immune to.
Our fight to stop the toxic smells from Willow 14 continues. Thus far, we have lost at every single step of the way. But, hopefully, with the rise of Stop Willow 14, Peter Cunningham will begin to realize he is out-numbered and will take action – if not motivated by the citizens right to breathe, perhaps better motivated by his need to save his skin come re-election. After all, Stop Willow 14 has more LIKES than he does. He should work for the people, not against them!
PS – A team of pro-Stop Willow 14 people plans to have their own meeting. The meeting will be about what to do about Peter Cunningham, the Hudson Regional Health Commission, etc. people who refuse to help us and have, in fact, proven to be against us. If necessary, we will file whatever complaint is needed with proper officials to look into why they year in and year out are FAILING to acknowledge any odor and refuse to issue an odor violation when 155 LIKE a site solely dedicated to this cause. It doesn’t make sense. The disconnect is discerning at best. Will keep you posted on that meeting.”
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