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Before we get into it: Another congratulations to Greenpointers for making it to Week 4 of the G train shutdown. Hang in there! But make sure that while you're coping, you continue to stay far, far away from the Newtown Creek because apparently, it's been more toxic than usual this year. Via DNAinfo: The state is currently investigating businesses located along the Newtown Creek following a sharp increase in reports of "unknown petroleum." Last year, there...
Courtesy zazzle.com Look, we're not trying to tell you what to do with your lives, but we have to talk: It's time to tighten your belts and quit the Newtown Creek seafood habit. A new state study from the Department of Health (DOH) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) suggests that eating things caught from a Superfund site waterway might not be the best idea—that means no more Channel catfish, no more...
It was only last Friday that parents of kids at PS 29, a Cobble Hill elementary school, claimed they received a disturbing letter. The following Monday, asbestos removal work was to begin, right after school let out. Swiftly, parents rallied on Monday afternoon and launched a petition to halt the construction. However, now that the removal's been pushed to this Friday (kids would return to class Monday), bad ass Cobble Hill parents are saying...
That is... exactly what you think it is. It's been a little more than two years since the Environmental Protection Agency named Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal a Superfund site, its highest toxic honor. But it still seems that city officials and the federal government are bickering over how to tackle clean up, especially when it comes to the city's longstanding problem of sewage overflow. Despite the feds highlighting raw sewage and street runoff in the canal...

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