Meeting held on proposed Queens garbage station

September 20, 2012 7:35:59 PM PDT
The public had a chance to speak out Thursday night on a controversial plan for a garbage station in Queens.

State lawmakers held a town hall meeting on the issue in Flushing.

The city wants to build a waste transfer station near LaGuardia Airport.

It would handle 3,500 tons of garbage a day.

Opponents are concerned it would attract birds, creating a hazard for planes.

Concern over bird strikes was renewed last April when a Delta flight had to make an emergency landing at JFK Airport, after birds were sucked into the plane's engine.

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