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Greenpoint Exxon Oil Spill Show Rescheduled

May 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment

In case you thought you missed it, or in case you didn’t know about it, the WNET 13 New York Voices show on the nasty Exxon Oil Spill in Greenpoint was postponed from Friday May 4 until Friday May 11. It will air at 10PM. Here’s some of the promo copy:

For over 50 years, residents of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, have been living on top of an astonishing 17 million gallon oil spill that contaminated the waters of Newtown Creek, left behind from the oil refinery industry in the 40’s and 50’s, and seeped into the surrounding land. Many residents are claiming that they and the people around them are sick with cancer as a result of the spill, yet little has been done to rectify this situation.

Of all the Brooklyn environmental issues–and there are many serious ones in other neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Gowanus that get little coverage–the Greenpoint Oil Spill and its 17-30 million gallons of underground oil is one of the nastier ones.

Tags: Greenpoint Oil Spill

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  • 1 Anonymous // May 8, 2007 at 6:57 am

    Oh, what a surprise. The smear campaign against Greenpoint continues.