Search the archives of this Brooklyn Born Blog!


More about this blog

Brooklyn Born Blog Subjects

Monday, September 27, 2010

Newtown Creek Clean to Come

Great News

Newtown Creek (the water inlet that leads from the East River to separate Brooklyn and Queens) has been dedicated a Federal Super Fund Site.

This is the second SuperFund site designated in Brooklyn after the Gowanus Canal dedication in March of this year.

If you're unfamiliar the waterway has been polluted for over 150 years and continued to be polluted until the 70s. among other things more crude oil has been spilled in Newtown Creek than at the Exxon Valdez site in Alaska.

Details in the NYTimes:

Let the cleanup begin!

No comments:

Post a Comment

We'd love to hear your comments, no really, we would. Go for it. What's your Brooklyn view?