|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:38:43 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Brick City (Newark, New Jersey) meets its river|
Brick City meets its river by The Trust for Public Land February 18, 2014Though they live within a stone’s throw of the mighty Passaic, many Newark residents have never seen the river up close. How could they? Contaminated by an industrial history - Agent Orange was manufactured here during the Vietnam war - the Passaic was declared one of the most severely polluted rivers in the nation and listed as a Superfund site. It festered, neglected and inaccessible, for decades.
But locals never gave up hope of reclaiming their river - for recreation and as a symbol of the Brick City’s revival. This past summer, they celebrated a major step toward that goal with the opening of the first phase of Newark Riverfront Park.
... For the entire blog and a link to a two-minute video, see http://www.tpl.org/blog/brick-city-meets-its-river -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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