Health Concerns Arise Following Staten Island Compost Fire At Fresh Kills Landfill

April 11, 2012 12:00 AM

Health Concerns Arise Following Staten Island Compost Fire At Fresh Kills Landfill
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The compost fire at the former Fresh Kills landfill site on Staten Island is out, but health concerns about the blaze remain.

WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reports

Many Staten Island residents are worried they have been breathing in toxic smoke from the blaze and now councilmen James Oddo and Vincent Ignizio have asked city agencies to release data from the air monitoring stations downwind of the landfill.

“There was a funky, brownish, yellow color that had everybody a little bit unnerved and immediately, you wonder why that color, does it mean anything,” Oddo told WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond. “We have the air monitoring systems here. Let’s crunch the numbers and ensure the public that everything is safe.”

The fire broke out Monday in large piles of wood mulch and jumped across the West Shore Expressway "

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