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
'Catastrophic' Con Ed Transformer Failure Causes Enormous East River Oil Slick
A 'safety zone' has been put into place on the river as the Coast Guard works to clean up the spill.
Updated: Jun 12, 2018 12:00 PM
Interactive Map Shows What Parts Of Williamsburg & Greenpoint Are Most Toxic
A new map lays out the terrible truth.
Updated: Oct 27, 2015 4:35 PM
A Cargo Tank Is Leaking Oil Into Waters Off Staten Island
A cargo tank on a barge at Mays Ship Repair in Staten Island has reportedly begun to leak into the water.
Updated: Dec 17, 2012 12:07 PM
BP Stock Rises On News Of $4.5 Billion "Slap On The Wrist" Oil Spill Settlement
“Our belief has always been that it’s better to cooperate and try to restore the Gulf Coast, because that’s where we want to operate."
Updated: Nov 15, 2012 12:43 PM
Hurricane Sandy's Surge Spills 336,000 Gallons Of Oil Into NY/NJ Waterway
On top of everything else Hurricane Sandy brought to the New York region what's 336,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into our waters?
Updated: Nov 1, 2012 10:22 AM
Oil Spill (With Cement!) In Brooklyn's Paerdegat Basin
The National Frid was replace a gas main when something when wrong and "1,100 gallons of a petroleum-cement mixture spilled into the basin."
Updated: Sep 30, 2012 9:03 AM
Arts & Entertainment
PSA: Please Knit These Penguins Some Sweaters
Penguin Service Announcement! The penguins need you, New York knitters.
Updated: Oct 19, 2011 5:24 PM
BP Says Gulf Will Be Fine By 2012, Science Disagrees
It's been some time since we checked in on how the Gulf
Updated: Feb 21, 2011 5:34 PM
Exxon to Pay $25 Million for Greenpoint Oil Spill Cleanup
Kayaking on idyllic Newtown Creek, which is now forbidden! (elderata_2001's Flickr)
Updated: Nov 18, 2010 10:17 AM
Adopt These Puppies From the Gulf Coast!
Due to the economic troubles following the oil spill in the
Updated: Aug 7, 2010 4:51 PM
BP Gets $10 Billion Tax Credit For Oil Spill
After causing the worst ecological catastrophe in U.S. history, BP will receive
Updated: Jul 28, 2010 1:28 PM
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