Friday, February 09, 2007

Progress on Newton Creek?

Via Gothamist: NY State Will Sue Big Oil Over Greenpoint Spill

Looks like the state is finally taking a step in doing something about the oil plume that's been seeping into Greenpoint since the 1950s out of Newton Creek in Brooklyn. For some perspective, 17 million gallons of oil spilled into Newton Creek, spreading underneath Greenpoint over 100 acres. The infamous Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska was 11 million gallons over 55 acres. Mind-boggling that the Newton Creek spill has been kept quiet in the media, isn't it?

I live a few blocks outside the green plume area, but it's still so close to home. I'm sure my water pipes run right through it.

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