Monitoring unusual activity and pollution found in Newtown Creek and the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY

“Mutant Scum”


What is Mutant Scum?

On a routine excursion to the area surrounding the estuary of Newton Creek to take water and soil samples, researchers came across trace amounts of an unknown viscous ooze exhibiting dangerous levels of radioactivity. We have classified the substance as “Mutant Scum.” Researchers have found the substance in larger concentrations closer to sewage lines in the vicinity of Newtown Creek. Studies continue on the origin of this substance and its effects on the surrounding area’s ecology.


What are Mutant Scum?

The creatures comprised of and henceforth referred to as “Mutant Scum,” were subsequently discovered while tracking the substance to it’s source in the sewer systems underneath Newtown Creek. Little is known about these creatures, the substance, or what may have twisted them to life. Our best guess is that the toxic cocktail of the Greenpoint Oil Spill, decades of unchecked chemical dumping and raw sewage spilling into the creek created a fertile breeding ground for these mutant aberrations. In an effort to generate, aggregate, analyze information and make it accessible to the public; S.E.W.E.R. has made contact with the creatures and devoted a portion of their efforts to focus on the ongoing activities of their discovery.

S.E.W.E.R. volunteers have created a separate website archiving known video and photographic evidence of these creatures: