GREENPOINT – A community meeting tonight in Greenpoint will give residents a forum to speak about the proposed remediation and development of the infamous NuHarte Site, a SuperFund project known for its toxic plume of plastics-related pollution.
Plans for the area following remediation include luxury residential buildings, a new school and more of the development all-too-familiar in North Brooklyn. But residents are concerned about the pollution and how remediation efforts may affect neighbors.
Tonight, they’ll have a forum to raise their concerns. Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) has led the way in keeping attention on the toxic remnants of Greenpoint’s industrial past and highlighting the efforts to contain them as new development floods the neighborhood.
NAG wrote a letter to the developers earlier this summer raising community concerns about development at the site, though they characterized the response as “tepid.”
Tonight’s meeting will discuss the Proposed Remedial Action Plan put together after an assessment by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The plan outlines the steps needed in redeveloping the site safely, including excavation and backfill of contaminated soil, and physical barriers to curb the spread of pollutants.
Residents will be able to ask questions and express their concerns tonight at the meeting, and for the next two months as part of the DEC’s public comment period.
All Year Management, a major developer with projects across Brooklyn, bought the parcels for $55 million earlier this year. The same developers have rebuilt at the former Rheingold site in Bushwick, another industrial space now home to large-scale residential development.
NuHarte Site Community Meeting
Thursday, October 4, 7:00 PM
Polish Slavic Community Center
176 Java Street