|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 1 Jul 2019 16:23:23 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Development on mercury site, Seaport District, Manhattan, New York|
Mercury Clean-Up Near Elementary School Will Go Forward Parents are still weary of the impacts of a mercury clean-up on children at a nearby school. By Sydney Pereira Tribeca, NY Patch June 26, 2019 SOUTH STREET SEAPORT, NY - The Department of Environmental Conservation gave developers the greenlight to clean-up a controversial mercury site across the street from an elementary school Tuesday. The department announced Tuesday it accepted what's known as a brownfield application for the site, located at 250 Water St. - which has sparked intense scrutiny from parents at a nearby school who fear the clean-up could exposure children to toxins. The current parking lot was historically the site of thermometer factories and an underground gas tank. Remnants of mercury were made public in January. Parents slammed the brownfield's approval - demanding the Department of Environmental Conservation and local politicians provide a grant for neighbors to hire an independent engineer to work with the ground founded amid the controversy, Children First. … For the entire article, see https://patch.com/new-york/downtown-nyc/mercury-clean-nearby-elementary-school-will-go-forward -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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