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Underreported Update: Newtown Creek Gets Superfund Status

Thursday, September 30, 2010

On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency named Newtown Creek, the polluted industrial waterway that runs between Brooklyn and Queens, a Superfund site. On today’s Underreported Update, Katie Schmid, director of the Newtown Creek Alliance, explains what the designation will mean for the creek and the people who live nearby, and why it’s taken so long for any cleanup effort to begin.

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Katie Schmid

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Comments [2]

Sandra from Astoria

How did the Gowanus Canal get gonorrhea? I didn't know that gonorrhea bacteria could live outside the human body...

Sep. 30 2010 01:38 PM
Hugh Sansom

My question here: Did Mayor Bloomberg try to torpedo Superfund status for Newtown Creek the way he did for the Gowanus Canal?

Sep. 30 2010 12:43 PM

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