This Disgusting Video Shows Why Newtown Creek Between Brooklyn and Queens is an EPA Superfund Site [NSFW]

Newtown Creek is an oft-forgotten waterway that splits Greenpoint and Long Island City, forming a natural divide between the northmost part of Brooklyn and westmost part of Queens. The creek is also one of the EPA Superfund sites, a list of the nation's most severely polluted and toxic sites that are endangering humans, wildlife and plants in their respective regions.

In this truly disgusting video from the Newtown Creek Alliance, you can see how a little rain runoff in the combined sewer system will send raw sewage into the waters.

Each year over 1 billion gallons of untreated sewage and street runoff are discharged into the stagnant waters of Newtown Creek, the Brooklyn/Queens waterway border.

Marked NSFW for the video's puke factor, but really the tag should be NSFA -- not safe for anyone.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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