ExxonMobil and other parties remediating in the Greenpoint area have made significant progress in their remediation efforts. More than 12.9 million gallons of petroleum products have been recovered so far. Monitoring results show steady progress in reducing the size of the area underground contaminated with petroleum products.

The EPA conducted a thorough review of documents and data relating to the Greenpoint petroleum contamination and Newtown Creek. The study notes that, “The continued use of dual-phase recovery as the primary remedial method is recommended. This has been used by most of the responsible parties through 2006 and appears to be the most efficient procedure at present, given the extent and volume of recoverable free product.”

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) archives documents related to the Greenpoint petroleum remediation project, including reports and analysis.

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