The pollutants, primarily chlorinated solvents and petrochemicals derived from carbon, were first discovered in 2005 by Exxon Mobil and the New York State Department of Transportation as part of a separate cleanup in Greenpoint.
The EPA said the “mishap” is being investigated.
After more than a century of toxic pollution, Brooklyn’s infamous Gowanus Canal is finally being cleaned up.
'We thank God that the filters work, but we are not in any way having a victory lap, ‘cause this not a victory for us,' Newark's mayor said after the governor's all-clear announcement.
'The sidewalk was cracked and is separating from the building so that it looks like an earthquake hit.'
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday that he is suing the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency for dragging its feet on combatting dangerous smog pollution.
Trump has proposed a 31 percent budget cut to the EPA.
The attorney general also announced he was filing a motion in support of the EPA in a lawsuit brought against their standards.
Trump called the rule "a massive power grab."
Scott Pruitt has sued the EPA at least 14 times, and workers see him as a danger to the agency.
That and other questions about transparency under Trump answered.
A foot of flooding would affect 60 square miles of the tri-state area, where 19,000 people live and 10,000 work.
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