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The Newtown Creek Alliance is a community-based organization dedicated to protecting the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of Newtown Creek.

2016 Water Quality Booklet

Combined Sewer Overflow

CSO is one of the largest sources of ongoing pollution to Newtown Creek. Every year an estimated 1.2 billion gallons of untreated sewage and storm water are discharged into Newtown Creek, with 90% being discharged into the most stagnant tributaries where impacts are amplified.

Check out recent video documenting what CSO looks like and learn more about solutions to the problem.

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2016 Water Quality Booklet

2016 Water Quality Booklet

In 2016, NCA, in partnership with the Environmental Science program at LaGuardia Community College, conducted an extensive water quality testing program on Newtown Creek. Check out our project booklet with info about water quality issues, our findings and how you can help improve conditions.

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Facebook News

Facebook News

Thanks to @nysdec for heeding our recommendation and installing this signage at the #blissvilleseep; an active oil spill behind Review Avenue in Queens. There is still much work ahead to cleanup the spill and prevent further contamination of #newtowncreek - but this is one small step towards greater awareness of ongoing contamination sources.

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A rare sighting of the Grand street bridge in opened position. @nyc_dot crews have been doing some maintenance work all weekend; make sure to use Metropolitan ave instead for rest of the day.

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Sewage has no place in NYC waterways. Sign the @nrdc_org petition and attend next week's meeting with @nycwater to demand more thorough action on eliminating sewage overflow.

Meeting: Nov 15th, 6pm CUNY School of Law 2 Court Sq West

Petition: act.nrdc.org/letter/ny-sewer-runoff-171107 ... See MoreSee Less

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Petroleum continues to plague Newtown Creek. We spotted this #rainbowsheen in the #turningbasin area this afternoon, but both NCA and inspectors from @nysdec were unable to track down a source. We need more eyes out here to help document and ultimately end detrimental issues like this.

@riverkeeper @nycwater @epagov

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