Department of Environmental Protection

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Astoria »

A water main broke at the intersection of 30th Avenue and 12th Street Wednesday afternoon, police said. 

Greenpoint »

Plant manager Zainool Ali gives the scoop on how he keeps the city's biggest sewage plant on track.

Greenpoint »

Ex-employees say the DEP continues to falsify results of Newtown Creek water samples.

Gowanus »

A total of 20 trees will be felled to "accommodate equipment" for installing new storm sewers.

Forest Hills »

The Parks Department removed two of three trees along Austin Street, but has not replaced them yet.

Gowanus »

The EPA said Thursday the city doesn't necessarily have to close 'The Americans' studio for the project.

Ditmars »

The DEP installed covers and filters on the sludge tanks at the Bowery Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Neponsit »

The new birds were tagged for research purposes.

Sunnyside »

The gardens are designed to absorb rain water to prevent sewer overflow.

Richmond Town »

Students collected eels during the annual count of baby fish at Richmond Creek.

Midtown »

Three staffers were decontaminated after the envelope was opened in the Midtown office, police said.

Greenwich Village »

Students were told to use bathrooms in nearby buildings, a report said.

Gowanus »

New "high-level" storm sewers will keep rain water from overloading the sewer system, officials said.

Ditmars »

Sen. Michael Gianaris is asking the DEP to review properties near the city's rivers for sewage issues.