Our Polluted History: A Non-Toxic and Fascinating Forum on Greenpoint’s Environmental Past

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GWAPP Environmental Forum Oct 7 Greenpoint PollutionThe sewage overflow into the Newtown Creek? The Exxon Mobil oil spill? The toxic solvent plume under Meeker Ave? The use of mercury at the Leviton factory? The pollution from the plastic manufacturing at NuHart? What do YOU think is the most toxic site in Greenpoint’s polluted past/present/future?

GWAPP is hosting 4 environmental forums to explore local, micro-environmental concerns. This first forum dives into the historic pollution from Greenpoint’s industrial past and the consequences for today’s growing population.

GWAPP Neighborhood Environmental Forum: Greenpoint’s Industrial Pollution and How it Affects You Today
DuPont Senior Housing Community Room
80 DuPont St BK NY 11222

Do you wonder about the historical industrial pollution and how it affects the population today?Join 3 local experts as they discuss the history, the pollution, and how it affects the environment and the population today. Featuring, Geoffrey Cobb (Author of Greenpoint Brooklyn’s Forgotten Past), Mitch Waxman (Newtown Creek Alliance Group Historian and local blogger -www.newtownpenacle.com), and Ed Michaleski, local resident and chemist.

7-8pm- Speakers presentation
8-830pm – Question & Answer
Light refreshments will be served

GWAPP Environmental Forums are made possible with funding provided by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.



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.