The Newtown Creek Group (NCG) is committed to working cooperatively with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New York elected officials and the local community on and around Newtown Creek, an industrial waterway between Brooklyn and Queens.
The industrial waterway Newtown Creek is a 3.8 mile-long tributary of the East River that forms part of the border between Brooklyn and Queens, New York. The City of New York designated Newtown Creek as a Significant Maritime Industrial Area of the NYC Waterfront Revitalization Program in 1992. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed Newtown Creek as a Superfund site in 2010. In 2011, EPA entered into a legal agreement with the City of New York and a collection of five companies known as the Newtown Creek Group (Phelps Dodge, Texaco, BP, National Grid and ExxonMobil) to begin the Superfund process at Newtown Creek by conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the Creek.