Greenpoint Petroleum Remediation Project

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Home to one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history, Greenpoint is still working on cleaning up the more than 20 million gallons of petroleum product that were released into the soil of our neighborhood. In order to clean up the extensive damage to the environment, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) established the Greenpoint Petroleum Remediation Project. Check out this fact sheet from GPRP covering the background of the oil spill and the remediation sites around the neighborhood.

For more information visit the NYS DEC Greenpoint Petroleum Remediation Project website, a list of Frequently Asked Questions and sign up for their mailing list to receive regular updates.



The Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning, Inc. ("GWAPP") is a not-for-profit group, 501(c)(3), comprised of individuals, community organizations, religious institutions, and concerned citizens from the Greenpoint-Williamsburg communities dedicated to the development of parks and public access on the Greenpoint waterfront.