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DEC Agreement on Newtown Creek Sewage Plant [✜]
The City and the State Department of Environmental Conservation have reached an agreement on upgrading the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (funny, I thought it *was* in mid-upgrade). The agreement provides $10 million for "community environmental benefit projects", and includes an agreement to ensure environmental compliance at all 14 city treatment plants. The agreement is settlement for $27.5 million in fines that have been levied against the Newtown Creek plant for past environmental violations. Fun fact: the Newtown Creek plant is the largest sewage treatment plant in the state. Go Greenpoint!