City revives exterminated pesticide facility proposal for East Flatbush

The city has revived a proposal to site a pesticide storage facility at 1427 Ralph Ave. in East Flatbush, after pulling back a land-use application earlier this year following opposition by residents and local electeds.

No new land use application has been filed, and no final decisions have been made. But a spokesperson for the Health Department confirmed that the city is re-engaging the community to seek buy-in for the nearly 50,000-square-foot facility straddling East Flatbush and Canarsie, which would serve as a citywide storage and distribution center to store chemicals used for killing or repelling critters like mosquitoes, ticks, and rats.

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