From the Daily News:
A recent spate of high-profile bird strikes has added fuel to the cause of opponents of a waste transfer station being built near LaGuardia Airport.
Elected and community leaders said the North Shore Marine Transfer Station, in College Point, will attract birds — which could be hazardous for planes flying in and out of nearby LaGuardia.
The station’s existing state permit expires in September.
“Putting a waste transfer station in a location that could cause additional bird strikes is negligent,” said Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria).
Simotas said she plans to draft a letter with local residents to the Mayor’s Office opposing the plan.
Once up and running, the station will haul about 3,000 tons of waste by barge to landfills every day, a city official said. The facility — where the trash is handled within an enclosed building — is set to open in the spring of 2013.