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Judge: UES Waste Transfer Station Project Can Proceed

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A federal judge this week ended the debate over the highly controversial construction of a waste transfer Station on the Upper East Side.

The 91st Street transfer station on the East River has been the cause of controversy for months.

Back in May, eight people were arrested while protesting a tree removal at the site.

On Thursday, a judge dismissed a pair of lawsuits attempting to block the construction.

The suits were filed in 2012 after neighborhood residents and politicians argued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should not have issued the city a construction permit.

The station has come under fire from officials at the nearby Asphalt Green park and others who say it will bring health risks and increased garbage truck traffic to the neighborhood.

Judge Paul Crotty ruled otherwise, calling the decision to issue the permit "rational and well rounded."

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