Map shows toxic Brooklyn

- Brooklyn: pricey yet polluted, according to this new interactive map.

Neighbors Allied for Good Growth is a nonprofit group that developed the toxicity map using data compiled from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Environmental Conservation along with other studies.

The map charts several environmental health concerns in north Brooklyn, such as polluted sites, waste transfer stations, asthma rates, and areas susceptible to flooding.

When it comes to a higher incidence of asthma, once again the map centered around Newtown Creek. However, a state study found no elevated rate of cancer or birth defects in this area. The Newtown Creek is a superfund site. A superfund site is a polluted location requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contamination.

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