Stella Martin's fight against this toxic landfill, created next to her home, has been fueled by the Mother's need to protect her children, and its the same fight that she is harassed for, by others trying to Protect the toxic landfill. Some that wont even try to understand what its like for a Mother. For any parent witnessing their own child go through so many changes from the impact of dangerous toxins, and the many impacts it can have on such young bodies. A parent is meant to Protect, and this situation is no different. I will explain this video now, and the rest of the description to this video is explained below. This video was taken by his mother Stella Martin. She explained that one night her son in this video had a nightmare, and like most kids came into Martin's bedroom to feel safe. It was a pretty frightening nightmare for her son, so she asked if he would like to get into bed, and watch some tv to help him through, and to go back to sleep. After he got into the bed, Martin explains how the bed continually shook. That it woke her up enough to turn, and watch her son endure what you see in this video.
The explanation for her sons nervous tics, are below, and how they began in the Spring of 2015, from Toxic Exposure. Its tough to explain what you see here, and even tougher to explain to a young child, why his body does this to him, and why this was even allowed to happen to him. This may possibly be permanent damage to his nervous system, and will grow into an adult with his body reacting in this manner.
It was explained how this young boy loves their family cats, and loves for them to start to sleep on his bed with him, yet I was sad to hear that most of the cats wont stay long to sleep with this boy, because of his body, shaking as it does. This is Martin's now 11 year old son this past December 2016. Martin explains the many changes that took place in the Spring of 2015. Although there were already health issues for this family before 2015, many of the larger health impacts was at this time, when the region 4 DEC finally entered into a Consent Order with the landfill owner. However, the consent order did Not pertain to the many tons of construction/demolition debris dumped into our wetlands, or holes of debris witnessed all over the landfill property. It was explained that the landfill owner only remove a small portion off the top of all the toxic debris dumped, so the banks of our Nationally/NYS Protected Wetlands would be slanted coming out of the wetlands, to make it easier for wildlife to walk up the slanted debris. Also to spread a couple inches of dirt on the toxic construction debris, that's now the banks of our wetlands, and plant grass-seeds so the area can return to a more natural habitat? The time frame for the Spring of 2015, when the landfill owner carried out the consent order was a time of very little precipitation, and was a very dry period. The business owner used many large types of machines to slant the new banks, and it created major dust storms for the neighboring family homes, and was Not even mandated to simply water the area down to reduce the dust for the health of these families.
Here is a link below of video taken, of the dust these families endured for weeks, until the excavation work was complete for slanting the toxic debris. The families contacted numerous governmental agencies to please help relieve these families of the major dust storms, as it created major respiratory issues for Martin's family. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XwUWC4tZ_o However it wasn't just the breathing issues that were created at that time. The dust that continually covered Martin's home, consisted of the many types of debris dumped into our wetlands, witnessed illegal debris dumped all over this property, and included the Illegally transported construction/demolition debris, admitted to come from NYC/Long Island. Through this dust period of time, Martin witnessed many health impacts adding up quickly, one issue Martin noticed with her son, was that his eyes began shooting off to the sides, uncontrollably, every few moments.
Stella eventually took her whole family up to Albany ER, where her son was diagnosed with an Overdose of Toxins. There are numerous Medical Diagnosis's for this whole family, and several for this young boy alone, that he did Not have prior to this time frame. This young boys medical include Nystagmus, Exposure to Industrial toxins, unspecified abdominal pain, tremors of the nervous system, Tics, Bilateral headaches, mouth sores, and reactive airway disease. Which is Not the complete list of damage to this young boy alone. When this young boys central nervous system was damaged by the toxic exposure it began with his eyes shifting, and his body jerking slightly. Not much had changed with his eyes shifting to the sides, and gentle jerking movements with his body as time had gone by, and the family moved away from the exposures back in June 2016 to a temporary living space to find a place to rent. After the family had moved from the exposures, they finally found a place to rent in October 2016. They tried to be very careful with which of their belongings would come into their new environment, like furniture, etc. They left their mattresses, couch, majority of their clothing, pillows, etc. behind, that they felt would be to contaminated by the toxic environment. Feeling like it would be safe to bring their wood furniture that could be cleaned, not understanding the total impact these toxins have. That after bringing in a portion of their belongings, and frantically trying to clean the dust off of everything that came into the new house, the toxins still impacted this families health again. That Martin's son's health could be visibly impacted again. Where her sons eyes shifted uncontrollably from 2015, now his head would nod up, and own uncontrollably every few moments, his eyes would still shift uncontrollably, and his body would jerk much harder then before. This impacts me as a deeper fear, of the strength of the contamination coming from the toxic landfill next to this families home, and the contamination to our Protected Wetlands. I have witnessed the very visible damage to the surrounding area of the illegal dumping, there's a video of all the trees dead close to the debris. Where some trees are dead with black burn markings, slivering off the bark, and continuing to eat into the trees wood. The damage witnessed to our protected waters, that has killed all the life that would strive in wetlands. However, to witness what physical damage this has done to this family, by simply living next door to this toxic landfill from the air, simply from the dust, is Powerful. It's Very disturbing that our own NYS HEALTH Dept would rather protect a toxic landfill, instead of our young children. The Health Dept. has been aware of this landfill, and the harm it's created to these children. Instead of keeping this from happening to this boy, they spent their energy to figure out how to falsify water testing results, and cover up contamination to families, and our Protected Waters. This is the link mentioned above again, of dangerous amounts of dust created, that blanketed the neighboring families for weeks. Dust from the Illegally transported, contaminated debris, that impacted the health of this family, dramatically. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XwUWC4tZ_o Yet our local municipality, and proper governmental agencies all state, that 'There is No Issues with Dust from this property'?
This is the video link once again of this young boys body reacting to toxins in the air: