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Superfund New York
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NYC's Superfund Neighborhoods Are Booming

In the past five years, three toxic city sites have been enrolled in a federal clean-up program. Early on there were fears the label would inhibit development. Those have proven unfounded.

Dig Deep Into Superfund New York

Archive articles, federal documents, slideshows and more on the three Superfund cleanups now underway in New York.

Take a Video Visit to the Superfund Site Near You!

Beauty and toxins, industry and wildlife mix in Newtown Creek, along the Gowanus Canal and near the old Wolff-Alport Chemical Company on the Brooklyn-Queens border.


In the past five years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has designated three sites in New York City to be part of the Superfund program, which goes after past polluters for financial penalties that it then employs to offset the massive cost of cleaning up decades-old industrial toxins. All three sites are highly contaminated. But as a team reporting effort by Gothamist and City Limits discovered, they also happen to sit in neighborhoods that are either deep into or on the verge of a wave of development, gentrification and all the complex impacts those forces will deliver.

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Gowanus Developer Agrees to Superfund Cleanup Role - Jarrett Murphy

The project in question is one that was initially abandoned after the Superfund project was declared, but is now underway under different leadership.

Take a Video Visit to the Superfund Site Near You! - Jarrett Murphy

Beauty and toxins, industry and wildlife mix in Newtown Creek, along the Gowanus Canal and near the old Wolff-Alport Chemical Company on the Brooklyn-Queens border.

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