Next CAG meeting on November 21 6:30 to 8:30 pm
LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave, E Building, Room E501
EPA’s presentation will provide an overview of the Phase I investigation at the Newtown Creek Superfund Site and will explain sampling activities that have taken place thus far in air, surface/subsurface sediment, and surface water. There will be ample time for questions and discussion about process, sampling, reports, and next steps. Please join us!
Click here for map and subway directions: http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/About/Visit/
Enter the college at the E Building, Thomson Ave entrance, and take the elevator to the 5th floor. As you exit the elevator, Room E501 is down the hall on your left.
EPA convenes Superfund Community Advisory Group
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement with Phelps Dodge, Texaco, BP, National Grid, ExxonMobil, and the City of New York to begin the first phase of the Superfund cleanup of Newtown Creek. The agreement includes an investigation of the contamination in Newtown Creek and a study that will outline options to clean up the contamination. In the parlance of Superfund this is known as the RI/FS or Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study. Stay informed on this epic process through the Community Advisory Group. Check out their website here.
Creek Speak is an oral history project that uses online interactive maps to present the stories of people and places near Newtown Creek. To listen to peoples stories or read about some of the places they mention visit the Creek Speak project page and click on a marker.
The Creek Speak Project is not intended to prove causality between the environmental burdens in Newtown Creek neighborhoods and public health concerns. Rather, its purpose is to highlight and document the experiential knowledge of individuals who are inside narrators of day-to-day life in these communities. People who have a first-hand understanding of their neighborhood – who everyday use their eyes, ears, and noses – can provide essential contextual information that would otherwise be ignored or lost.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org