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Newtown Creek Glows Green


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On patrol today on the Newtown Creek and its tributaries in Brooklyn, we observed a discharge that appears to be fluorescent dye often used for water system testing. We reported the discharge to city and state environmental officials, and the both the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and state Department of Environmental Conservation have opened an investigation.

Above and below: Bright green discharge from storm drain at the northwest corner of the Metropolitan Av. Bridge across the English Kill/Newtown Creek.

Below: We also saw a similar (but fainter) discharge at a CSO on the Brooklyn side near 540 Kingsland Avenue, in Greenpoint.

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