The Legacy of the Manhattan Project Lives On in Queens

By | Published Feb 15, 2024 | THE CITY

EPA workers blocked contaminated areas at the Wolff-Alport Chemical Company Superfund site in Queens.

A small patch of land and the buildings located on it contain radiological contamination, posing a cancer risk for workers on the site and nearby neighbors. Work is ongoing to get rid of the threat — but it hasn’t been easy to get there.

Samantha Maldonado, senior reporter at THE CITY,  and independent journalist Jordan Gass-Pooré dig in on episode three of Hazard NYC, a four-part FAQ NYC Presents limited series exploring the city’s Superfund sites.

See and read more about The Wolff-Alport Chemical Company Superfund site on Demolishing a Chemical Company’s Radioactive Past in Ridgewood, Queens.

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This series is produced in partnership with the McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, and supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

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