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Contaminated Sites

For years, Riverkeeper has been sounding wake-up calls to government officials and environmental policy makers about former industrial sites that are now toxic wastelands. This year, GE began dredging PCBs from the Hudson River, while in Brooklyn the Gowanus Canal was proposed for the Federal Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) and the Environmental Protection Agency began to study Newtown Creek for a possible Superfund listing as well. We are encouraged, but our work has just begun. The amount of clean-up these sites require is enormous, and it is already meeting resistance, which is why we need citizens like you to support us by contacting your local legislators and urging them to insist on ongoing and thorough remediation.

  • Hudson River PCBs

  • Newtown Creek

  • Gowanus Canal