September 27, 2010
Velázquez Praises EPA Designation of Newtown Creek as Superfund Site
New York - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for designating Newtown Creek for the National Priorities List, or “Superfund” status:
“Superfund designation is an important step toward restoring Newtown Creek into a source of pride for the community. A cleaner waterway will improve the quality of life for creek side residents and expand economic opportunities for local businesses.
“Today’s announcement brings us closer to a healthier environment for New Yorkers in Queens and Brooklyn. As the cleanup process gets underway, I will continue working with the EPA to ensure it proceeds safely and swiftly.”