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Post-Sandy Redux with USEPA on Newtown Creek

During the peak of the storm, Newtown Creek flooded throughout Zones A, B and C, and some waterfront areas experienced several feet of water. Luckily, waters receded quickly for the most part, but cleanup for many will be challenging, and the industrial zone is dealing with damage to electrical systems and other equipment.  Check out our photos from the storm, and our recap of Sandy’s visit and lasting impacts.

Join Congresswomen Velázquez  and Maloney, Assemblyman Lentol, and Councilmembers Levin and Reyna…along with NCA and the Superfund CAG, for a review of what when right and what went wrong on Newtown Creek during Superstorm Sandy.

Post-Sandy Meeting with US EPA
Monday, December 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Newtown Creek WPCP Visitor Center
329 Greenpoint Avenue
Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY, 11222
(Enter at the intersection of Greenpoint Avenue and Humboldt Street.)

Preliminary Agenda:
+ Welcome from Congress members and elected officials
+ US EPA on post-Sandy response
+ NCA presentation of independent sampling and impacts
+ Open forum on information gaps and future needs

Many agency representatives will be present to provide attendees with information. We expect attendance by FEMA, OSHA, NYS DEC, and NYC DOHMH and more. In addition, NYC Community Affairs Commissioner Nazli Parvizi will be on hand to discuss the Rapid Repair Program for any property owner that was affected by Sandy.

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