Oil spill? Toxins? Plumes? Is Greenpoint safe? If you live or work here, you should be concerned about how your health is affected by these big problems. Please come and learn about the history behind our neighborhood’s toxic legacy and how it can be cleaned up. This important topic will be the focus of a discussion on Wednesday May 23, 2012 at 7pm in Anella’s backyard (222 Franklin St), in a panel moderated by Cara Canella of Speak Easy Series. Panelists include Kate Zidar of Newtown Creek Alliance, Laura Hoffman of O.U.T.R.A.G.E. (Organizations United for Trash Reduction and Garbage Equity), Mike Schade of Center for Health & Environmental Justice. RSVP: lincoln (at) lincolnrestler.org.

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  1. Are there any scientists or epidemiologists on this panel, or is it entirely comprised of representatives of environmental advocacy groups?

    1. I am not sure of the exact credentials of each of the panelists. Seems like they are reps from advocacy groups. Any discussion is a step in the right direction. I would like to hear from doctors/researchers on the effects of toxins from living here. I would also like to see if there are any public health surveys that have been done or are in the works.

  2. My family iss from Greenpoint and I have lived here my whole life, Greenpoint was never safe and will never be safe. They are just starting to care about the health of Greenpoint residents because of the gentrification. Maybe it will get cleaned up a little but I doubt it. If I wasn’t born and raised here I wouldnt live here.

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