DEC spearheads cleanup of Greenpoint factory

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

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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 1 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
The MTA announced the 3 station in East 2 MTA: 3 train station to reopen in March
Three people are accused of breaking into the 3 3 accused of breaking into Brooklyn laundromat
Tensions are high for some public school parents 4 Bushwick parents calling out DOE for charter school plans
An 8-year-old who has shown his appreciation for 5 8-year-old spreads police appreciation message

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE