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Report Finds Private Homes And Businesses May Be Contributing To Illegal Dumping

GOWANUS/GREENPOINT/CONEY ISLAND – Some homeowners and business owners in NYC may be unwittingly contributing to polluting the city’s waterways, according to a recent City Limits [https://citylimits.org/2018/01/16/in-unknown-numbers-and-often-unwittingly-homes-and-businesses-pollute-city-waterways/] report. The Gowanus Canal from the Union Street Bridge. (Photo: BKLYNER)While the Beach Haven Apartments

After Gravesend Mess, Legislators Move To Make Sure City Can’t Keep Water Pollution Secret
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After Gravesend Mess, Legislators Move To Make Sure City Can’t Keep Water Pollution Secret

Oil Spill In Gravesend/BKLYNERFour months after BKYLNER revealed a large, unreported oil spill in Gravesend [/breaking-oil-spill-dumps-27000-gallons-toward-gravesend-bay/], city officials are pushing to ensure future spills can’t be kept secret. City Council Member Vincent Gentile, with the support of Council Members Costa Constantinides, and Jumaane Williams will be introducing two

Big Story

Local Pols Say They Were Kept In The Dark On Gravesend Oil Spill; DEC Responds

(Photo by Carly Miller/BKLYNER)“Stop Dumping On Us” shouted local pols, civic leaders, and advocates this morning near the site of a 27,000-gallon diesel oil spill into the Gravesend Bay last week [/breaking-oil-spill-dumps-27000-gallons-toward-gravesend-bay/] — shaming environmental protection agencies for failing to notify them about the spill. “The Gravesend Bay

Ben Wellington

Coney Island Beach Isn’t As Full Of Sh*t As You Think, But The Creek Is

Coney Island Creek by Cropsey Avenue is the city’s most fecal-filled waterway, according to one number-crunching analyst. Ben Wellington, a statistics professor at Pratt Institute who runs the I Quant NY blog [http://iquantny.tumblr.com/post/97788820249/fecal-map-nyc-the-worst-places-to-swim-in-the-city] , pulled Department of Environmental Protection water sampling data on fecal

Amy Peterson

Treyger To Host Public Forum With DEP In Response To Coney Island Flooding, Concerns Over Sewer Spillage

The sediment-filled waste coming out of a covered sewer overflow pipe. (Source: Pete Castro)Event flier. Click to enlarge.We broke the story last week about neighbors’ concerns over potentially toxic runoff from a Department of Environmental Protection operation to clean out the sewers in Coney Island [/locals-say-toxic-sludge-spilling-coney-island-creek-city-clears-clogged-sewers/] . Now Councilman