Tag: Superfund

The Newtown Creek Armada preview from Newtown Creek Armada on Vimeo. From September 8-30th, Nathan Kensinger is letting the public pilot a couple of remote controlled boats set in Newton Creek so people can get a close-up look at what exactly is in this highly polluted Superfund site. The video above gives a preview of […]

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Photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times Oh, here’s some news for ya! Hot on the heels of that video of the Gowanus Canal being flooded with raw sewage comes word that Newton Creek (the other famous and highly polluted waterway in NYC) has just been added to the national list of Superfund sites. As […]

On September 16, 2010, New York City and its outer boroughs were hit with a severe thunderstorm that resulted in at least 1 tornado touching down in Brooklyn. The damage was pretty extensive in some areas causing downed trees, ruined cars, and ruined sidewalks. But until now, very few knew that the storm probably caused […]

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Photo: Andrea Mohin/The New York Times Some bad news coming out of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency this morning as it just named the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn a government Superfund site. For those who are unfamiliar, Superfund is the US Government’s program to actively clean up hazardous waste sites. The Gowanus Canal was once […]