This Brooklyn Chemical Spill Is Constantly Spewing Fumes. The EPA Wants It To Be A Superfund Site.
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.
Updated: Nov 8, 2021 3:30 PM
A Barge Of Toxic Muck Sunk Into The Gowanus. The Cleanup May Be Messy
The EPA said the “mishap” is being investigated.
Jan 27, 2021 4:51 PM
Long-Overdue Dredging Of Gowanus Canal Turns Up 'Black Mayonnaise,' Sunken Cars, Evil Stench
After more than a century of toxic pollution, Brooklyn’s infamous Gowanus Canal is finally being cleaned up.
Dec 15, 2020 3:39 PM
Newark Says Filtered Water Now Safe To Drink, Some Residents Still Skeptical
'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.
Sep 24, 2019 11:35 AM
Photos: Is The Gowanus Canal Trying To Swallow Whole Foods?
'The sidewalk was cracked and is separating from the building so that it looks like an earthquake hit.'
Updated: Jul 17, 2018 6:12 PM
Schneiderman Leads Lawsuit Against Scott Pruitt For Delaying Smog Protection
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.
Updated: Aug 1, 2017 4:50 PM
How Trump's Deep EPA Budget Cuts Would Impact NY
Trump has proposed a 31 percent budget cut to the EPA.
Updated: Mar 21, 2017 6:11 PM
Eric Schneiderman Announces Coalition Against Trump Emissions Standards Rollback
The attorney general also announced he was filing a motion in support of the EPA in a lawsuit brought against their standards.
Updated: Mar 15, 2017 6:30 PM
Schneiderman Vows To Fight Trump's Rollbacks On Obama-Era Clean Water Rule
Trump called the rule "a massive power grab."
Updated: Mar 1, 2017 11:27 AM
EPA Staffers Are Begging Congress To Stop Scott Pruitt Today
Scott Pruitt has sued the EPA at least 14 times, and workers see him as a danger to the agency.
Updated: Feb 17, 2017 3:43 PM
Did A Federal Agency Break The Law By Deleting Tweets Critical Of Trump?
That and other questions about transparency under Trump answered.
Updated: Jan 26, 2017 12:48 PM
Report: Sea Levels Surrounding NYC Could Rise A Full Foot By 2030
A foot of flooding would affect 60 square miles of the tri-state area, where 19,000 people live and 10,000 work.
Updated: Dec 8, 2016 4:24 PM
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