Residents: Greenpoint oil spills still dangerous

BROOKLYN - Local leaders and community members in Greenpoint met Thursday to voice their concerns about cleanup efforts for a 30-year-old oil spill.

Residents say the cleanup isn?t happening fast enough, and they are concerned about breathing in hazardous fumes. Exxon Valdez and British Petroleum are the two companies mainly responsible for the cleanup and spill.

However, the Department of Environmental Conservation says it has made significant progress in cleanup efforts. Nearly 880,000 gallons of pollutants have been removed. The project aims to remove a total 10.8 million gallons.

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