After years of disasters like the Exxon oil spill in Newton Creek and toxic waster from the NuHart Plastics factory, North Brooklyn has had a pretty unfortunate environmental history. But just how toxic is it?
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The NAG Greenpoint-Williamsburg ToxiCity Map is an interactive map where you can explore polluted hot spots in the area that were compiled from data gathered by city, state and federal sources. In addition to waste transfer stations, potentially toxic sites and industrial spots, the map also overlays data including local asthma rates and population density.
Live in the area? You can check out the map for yourself here (which is currently in beta) to see where your apartment falls.
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