NYC Superfund: Toxic Solution or Toxic Label?

Date & Time

START: 6:30 PM February 8, 2011
END: 8:00 PM February 8, 2011

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As part of its Urban Forum series The Museum of the City of New York presents “NYC Superfund: Toxic Solution or Toxic Label?,” a panel discussion regarding the recent Superfund designations of the Gowanus Canal and the Newtown Creek.

What will the recent Superfund designations mean for community residents and the rest of the city? How will they affect the plans of real estate developers interested in revitalizing these post-industrial zones? What is the fate of the natural environments themselves?

Roderick M. Hills, Jr., William T. Comfort III Professor of Law at New York University moderates a panel discussion including Alan Bell, principal and co-founder of Hudson Companies; Walter Mugdan, Superfund Division Director at the EPA; Kathleen Schmid, Director of the Newtown Creek Alliance; and Carter H. Strickland, Jr., Deputy Commissioner for Sustainability, New York City Department of Environmental Protection will discuss the perils and possibilities of cleaning up New York City’s environmental problems. Co-sponsored by the Newtown Creek Alliance.

Reservations required: 917-492-3395 or [email protected]
$6 Museum members; $12 non-members; $8 seniors and students
$6 when you mention Inhabitat!

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