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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:58:00 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Kings Plaza, Brooklyn, New York
Royal mess: State asking for comment on finishing Kings Plaza cleanup

By Julianne Cuba
Brooklyn Daily (NY)
September 14, 2017

It’s a cleanup fit for a king. 

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation plans to clean up toxins deep under the ground left behind by a former plastics and oil company at the site of what’s now Kings Plaza — but is asking the public for its input until the end of the month before wrapping up the work.

Presto Plastics Products Company operated on the site near Avenue U and E. 55th Street — now a paved access road to the mall — from the 1930s to the 1960s, and Sun Oil Company did from 1961 until 1965, leaving behind oil-filled tanks about 10 feet under the dirt. And the greasy stuff had seeped out over the years, making it high time it gets scrubbed clean, said the district manager of Community Board 18. 


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Lenny Siegel
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