Primary Source Report-AS

Project: The North River WasteWater Treatment Plant (1972- Present). An Environmental Injustice to African American residents of the west Harlem (w 137th st till w 145th st.).


New York Beacon (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). 2000. “Peggy M. Shepard: Securing Environmental Justice”, December 20, 2000.

Peggy M.Shepard. is very involved in the opposition of the building of the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant and she was even arrested after she and six others blocked traffic on the westside highway in front of the plant. the incident and the turmoil that the new plant caused have encouraged Peggy to create WE ACT, “West Harlem Environmental Action” , as a formal way to oppose these environmental injustices.


  HOLLOWAY, LYNETTE. 1992. “28 Acres of Roof and a Place to Play in West Harlem; Riverbank State Park Is Under Construction Atop North River Sewage Treatment Plant.” The New York Times, September 1, 1992, Late Edition (East Coast) edition.

This source present an ironic way of presenting the solution that the city of New York have gifted its residents after building the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant. I have chosen this article as a way to demonstrate the acceptance of the residents with everything the city decides.