A Problem Rises to the Surface in Greenpoint

The Times on the Meeker plume and difficulties getting homeowners to open their buildings to inspectors:

But while fixing the problem is relatively easy, agency officials said, getting some residents to cooperate is not… [Many] homeowners — worried about a blow to their property values or even being forced from their homes — have ignored letters asking for access to their buildings, or have refused to answer the door for investigators.