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Environmental Health and Justice Community Mapping Project Kickoff Event
October 7, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Introduction by Council Member Stephen Levin
Presentation by Mike Schade, local neighborhood environmental advocate & chemical expert, about the former Nuhart Plastic Manufacturing site in Greenpoint.
At the Bushwick Inlet Park Meeting Room (Kent Ave at N9th in Williamsburg)
Community Input on Community Mapping Project: NAG is creating an interactive map of toxic “hot spots” in Greenpoint and Williamsburg and putting together a series of educational events. This project is funded by a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Do you have knowledge or questions about a particular site that you would like to share? Come to the event and let us know!
Nuhart Plastic Manufacturing Site: New York State Dept of Environmental Conversation classified this Greenpoint site a Superfund. Located directly across a children’s playground, the groundwater and soil in and around the site is contaminated with liquid plasticizers and petroleum. One chemical found on the site was DEHP, which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services identifies as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” and linked to reproductive and developmental problems. This and other toxic chemicals from the site have been migrating off-site into the community towards a proposed school site.
This is a free event and light refreshments will be provided.