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Bklink: Testing Newtown Creek

August 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

link-asterisk.jpgAfter much urging, the federal Environmental Protection Agency is going to test some site along Newtwon Creek to see if they should be included in the Superfund program. The designation would theoretically speed some clean-ups along the creek which is both the site of the Exxon-Mobil Oil Spill and has a number of terribly polluted properties, such as the former site of a Phelps Dodge copper smelting plant. “If the tests turn up a significant level of chemicals and other hazardous waste, the site could be eligible for millions of dollars in federal assistance. A Superfund designation would also allow the agency to go after the companies responsible for the contamination.”–NYT

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