Proposed Upper East Side garbage station sparks protest

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UPPER EAST SIDE (PIX11) - Protesters rallied on the Upper East Side Thursday to try and stop the construction of a new garbage station.

It was approved two years ago, and would sit on the East River at 91st street.

When complete, it would be the only one in Manhattan.

But, opponents argue, the plan won't solve the problem and poses health and safety risks.

The station is considered a key part of the city's solid waste management plan to use barges to send garbage to landfills.