The horrendous Greenpoint Oil Spill--bigger than the Exxon Valdez spill and underneath Brooklyn--is the gift that keeps on giving. Now, there's a new lawsuit to try to stop ExxonMobil from dumping 100 million gallons of partially treated ground water laced "with the known carcinogen benzene and other poisons" into Newtown Creek every year. The water has been dumped into the creek as part of ExxonMobil's clean up of the underground oil spill. In layman's terms: they clean the spill by sucking up groundwater and pouring it into the creek. For the record, the 17 million gallon spill covers at least 55 acres and is migrating underground, possibly toward Long Island City, give or take. There are many lawsuits.
· ExxonMobil Taint Suit [NYDN]
· The Greenpoint Oil Spill [Riverkeeper]
· Greenpoint Toxique: Oil Spill Still There, Still in Court [Curbed]