Environmental Protection Agency

Radioactive Ridgewood site added to Superfund list
Radioactive Ridgewood site added to Superfund list
Southwest Queens Courier Staff 5/08/2014 at 2:47PM

After months of planning, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Thursday that a radioactive Ridgewood site has been added to the federal Superfund list, allowing the agency to further look into the site to reduce radiation levels.

Radioactive Ridgewood site may get cleaned up
Radioactive Ridgewood site may get cleaned up
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 11/13/2013 at 1:36PM

People that live and work around a radioactive Ridgewood site may not have to worry for much longer. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering making the area inclusive of 1129 to 1135 Irving Avenue a Superfund site to clean up radioactive contamination seeping from underground, and the agency has already taken some steps to [...]

Investigate clean up of Newtown Creek
Investigate clean up of Newtown Creek
News Michael Pantelidis 10/24/2011 at 4:43PM

Indifference to filth and pollution for over a century has mutated Newtown Creek into more of a beast than a beauty. Beginning in the mid-1800s, contaminants were spewed into Newtown Creek by more than 50 refineries that called the waterway home, including sawmills, lumber and coal yards, fertilizer and glue factories, petrochemical plants and oil [...]