New York Superfund

March 2, 2013 - 11:29 AM
This Oct. 24, 2012 photo shows wastewater lapping the banks of Newtown Creek in New York. Just across the East River from Manhattan, within sight of the United Nations and shimmering midtown skyscrapers, tens of millions of gallons of pollution are awaiting cleanup in a neighborhood where working-class families have lived for generations and wealthier ones are moving in. Newtown Creek straddling Brooklyn and Queens is home to a federal Superfund site the size of 55 football fields. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)