City to Build Filtering Plant Under a Park In the Bronx

The city will move forward with plans to construct a disputed $1.3 billion water filtration plant under Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, the city's environmental commissioner said yesterday. ''From the perspective of security and cost, the Van Cortlandt site is by far the best option,'' said Christopher O. Ward, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, after releasing the final draft of the department's environmental impact study. ''The data could not be more clear on this.''

By IAN URBINA

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