Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Don't Have Babies in Greenpoint Until They Clean Up That Oil

Newtown Creek -- the sliver of dirty water that divides the westernmost portions of Brooklyn and Queens -- is one of America’s most polluted waterways after 17 million gallons of oil were released into it in an underground oil spill that originated at the Exxon Mobil site 56 years ago. And fina-freakin-ly, Congress members are seeking some kind of so-called "action" on the site. This legal jargon does not necessarily translate to a cleaner Newtown Creek, but one (especially one who is moving to Greenpoint in 11 days) can hope.

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