Category Archives: Public Health

Why We Oppose the Aeration Plan in Newtown Creek

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) is in the process of expanding an aeration system cheap viagra online uk within Newtown Creek. The project follows a consent order from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for the Creek to meet a minimum level of dissolved oxygen (never less than 3 mg/L). A pilot […]

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Hurricane Sandy Impacts on Newtown Creek

This week is a week of extremes for our region, and for us on Newtown Creek. While the G train tunnel under the creek remains flooded and impassable for commuters and residents, this weekend, 50,000 participants in the ING New York City Marathon will tromp over the Pulaski Bridge from Greenpoint to Long island City […]

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IMPORTANT upcoming meeting with NYS Dept. of Health at the Superfund CAG

The Community Advisory Group (CAG) for the Newtown Creek Superfund process is meeting July 17 with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to discuss the work needed to generate a comprehensive public health analysis for the communities around Newtown Creek. One of the topics we need your input on is how to develop an […]

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Riverkeeper patrols the Creek on a rainy day

Its just another rainy day on Newtown Creek for Riverkeeper Patrol Boat Captain John Lipscomb…here are a few notes and photos of his observations: “Newtown Creek today. Raining. We see several sites with very turbid discharges – assume storm water. No sheens. No SPDES signs. Also, at Pratt oil seep on Queens side the absorbent boom is […]

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