Superfund Site

Radioactivity symbol, seen at a demonstration in Berlin. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Thorium-Tainted Queens Site Deemed Superfund By EPA

An industrial area in Ridgewood, Queens that was home to radioactive material has been designated a Superfund site.

05/08/2014

Gowanus Canal (file/credit: epa.gov)

Dive Of Polluted Gowanus Canal Planned For Sunday

Diver John D’Aquino will be equipped with a head camera that will send images of the canal to an audience at the TEDx conference in real time.

01/24/2014

A city official said the Gowanus Canal is most likely not to blame for sewage backing into homes in Park Slope, Brooklyn. (Credit: Getty Images)

Major Cleanup Project Planned For Gowanus Canal

Dredging will begin in about three years on the infamously polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

09/30/2013

Passaic River (file / via Wikipedia)

Phase One Of Passaic River Dredging Project Begins

A crane loader resting on a barge is scooping up debris and dumping it in a large bin sitting on the barge. The project will help remove roughly 20,000 cubic yards of polluted sediment from the river.

08/07/2013

Newark Riverfront Park ribbon-cutting. (credit: Twitter/City Of Newark)

Newark Riverfront Park Built Along Superfund Site Opens To Public

At just four acres, Riverfront Park is a small step for open space but a giant leap for the city of Newark.

08/04/2013

The heavily polluted Gowanus Canal on March 2, 2010 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Reports: City Planning Commission Approves Gowanus Housing Development

The City Planning Commission has given the go-ahead to a plan to build a rental development on the shores of the highly polluted Gowanus Canal, according to published reports.

03/18/2013

Dolphin in the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn - Jan. 25, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Dolphin That Died In Gowanus Canal Undergoes Postmortem Exam

The wayward dolphin that lost its way, ended up in the polluted Gowanus Canal and died was undergoing a postmortem exam Sunday.

01/27/2013