BROOKLYN - The state is taking charge of the cleanup of a defunct plastics factory in Greenpoint, which has been designated as a Superfund site.

Since the Nuhart Plastics factory, located at 280 Franklin St., closed its doors in 2004, there was an effort to clean up the chemicals that have been leaking out of the facility.

Officials say a plume of petroleum and other chemicals have been moving underground from the factory to the sidewalk, prompting the state Department of Environmental Protection to give the factory a Superfund status.

While the DEC says the chemicals don't pose an immediate threat to local residents, the agency sent out a notice about the factory.