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Newtown Creek Video

This video shows the Newtown Creek in 2006, at the time when Riverkeeper and our partners in the community were investigating ExxonMobil’s Greenpoint oil spill, one of the largest in U.S. history, and other pollution.

(Video via Environmental Countdown)
Today, the creek has a brighter future, thanks to the November 2010 settlement with ExxonMobil that requires the company to clean up its pollution in the soil, water and air, and to spend nearly $20 million on environmental benefit projects in the area. Riverkeeper continues to investigate pollution, ranging from sewage to oil; and we will continue to bring polluters to justice until the creek is restored.

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