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Greenpoint Toxic Site Near Potential School Inches Closer to Cleanup, Public Meeting on Project Set for Oct. 4
Greenpoint Toxic Site Near Potential School Inches Closer to Cleanup, Public Meeting on Project Set for Oct. 4

Sept. 20, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

A toxic Superfund site in Greenpoint near the location of a potential school is steadily approaching a full-fledged cleanup, with a remediation process now proposed and a public meeting to discuss it set for two weeks time.

The former NuHart Plastic plant, located at 280 Franklin St., has been designated a New York State Superfund site since 2010, and is mainly contaminated underground with two dangerous chemicals—trichloroethylene and phthalates.

The site, in addition, is across the street from the proposed location of a public school, set to be built as part of the massive Greenpoint Landing development— a separate development now inextricably linked to the toxic site.

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