In Brooklyn, some residents are fighting to keep a new elementary school from being built on land contaminated by toxic waste.

Members of the group called "Neighbors Allied for Good Growth" have started a petition pushing for construction at a different location.

Right now, the school is slated to be built at the corner of Franklin and Dupont Streets in Greenpoint.

Across the street is the former NuHart plastics factory.

The site of the factory has been designated a superfund site, which means it’s been contaminated by hazardous waste that poses a risk to human health or the environment.

NY1 reached out to Council Member Stephen Levin for comment, as he oversees approval for the project.  

By Monday evening NY1 had not received a response from the council member.