The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2013 General Meeting, in regard to the Administrative Committee’s comment on the EPA’s Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the Gowanus Canal:
The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group, comprised of fifty plus (50+) members representing over thirty organizations and 20 non-organizational members, wishes to thank our EPA Region 2 team for their transparency, dedication and true-to-their-word timeliness during these first phases of the Superfund process. You came to us faced with a Herculean task and we knew it. We are appreciative of your continued commitment to community and in particular to CAG involvement. We know that it was precisely this respectful collaborative spirit – the constant exchange of information, sharing of concerns, ideas, hopes and possibilities – that led us to the Proposed Plan before us today. We are in support of the Proposed Plan which:
- cleans and caps the bottom of the Canal
- prevents recontamination from the uplands and
- effectively addresses the known toxic compounds contributed by the CSO’s at their source while simultaneously helping us get closer to our goal of CSO elimination in the Canal
We move forward with confidence In the knowledge that we have been heard.