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A small victory on Newtown Creek

Photos by John Lipscomb

On 3/27/07 we returned to Newtown Creek and found a recycling barge losing some plastic material through a tear in its protective netting. We called Basil Seggos at Riverkeeper who put us in contact with an executive with the company.

Within 15 minutes of contacting the executive we saw a crew board the barge to clean up the material and repair the netting.

What a great response! It’s not often that industry responds so eagerly.

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