Schumer says Newtown Creek, other Superfund sites should benefit from $3.5b toward ‘orphan’ sites


The long-delayed cleanup of the Newtown Creek Superfund site needs to be sped up, and an influx of federal dollars toward National Superfund cleanup should put the wind in the sails of the Environmental Protection Agency and the parties responsible for funding the process, said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday.

“Unfortunately, the polluters, even when they agree to pay, want to delay and minimize,” he said at a press conference in front of the creek. “We want the polluters to speed things up and maximize.”

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