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Queens block deemed most radioactive area in NYC

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RIDGEWOOD, Queens (PIX11) — A block in Queens has the dubious distinction of being the most radioactive area of New York City and it has many residents worried.

The property on Irving Avenue in Ridgewood once belonged to a chemical company until the late 1950s.

Now there’s an auto body shop, an ice making facility, a construction company, and a deli.

Queens block may be most radioactive area in NYC

The EPA warns that people that frequent the area’s sidewalks may have a higher risk of cancer.

The EPA has put out a warning for the body shop workers and residents who use the sidewalks saying they have a higher risk of cancer.

The feds have laid a new concrete floor in the auto shop.

Last fall, the EPA proposed adding that neighborhood to the list of federal Superfund sites.

The agency is trying to decide what to do about the area.

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