Minutes of the April 26, 2016 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Introductions and CAG Updates Many CAG members attended the April 25 public meeting on the tank-siting agreement. The comments are on record but tonight’s discussion will not be on record. The formal transcript will take… Read more »

More Than 56,000 People Applied for 86 Affordable Apartments on Gowanus Canal

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Via DNAinfo… More than 56,000 people are vying for a chance to live next to one of America’s most polluted waterways. Some 56,058 applicants entered an online lottery for 86 affordable apartments at 365 Bond St., a new high-rise overlooking the contaminated Gowanus Canal, a spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development said. HPD… Read more »

Waste watcher: Historian dredges up Gowanus Canal’s dirty history

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Author, historian and Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group member Joseph Alexiou has just published a new book – about the murky past of the Gowanus Canal. Story via the Brooklyn Paper: “The Gowanus Canal is a lens through which you can look at the development of Brooklyn as a city,” said historian Joseph Alexiou. “You could stand at… Read more »

Boat Captain Dreams of Gowanus Canal Teeming With Life, Not Pollution

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John Lipscomb (Photo: Leslie Albrecht/DNAinfo)   Via DNAinfo and Park Slope/Windsor Terrace/Gowanus reporter Leslie Albrecht: John Lipscomb loves boats, open water and the scent of fresh ocean air, but on a recent humid evening at low tide, he couldn’t wait to steer a bathtub-size aluminum vessel onto one of America’s most polluted waterways. “Shall we?” Lipscomb… Read more »

NYSDEC Issues Record of Decision for K-Fulton Works MGP Site Cleanup

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the K-Fulton Works site (NYSDEC site #224051), principally bordering the eastern edge of the head of the Gowanus Canal.  The ROD describes the remedy selected to address contamination on the site of the former manufactured-gas plant (MGP). According to NYSDEC, the… Read more »

NYC DEP Submits Draft CSO Facility Site Recommendation Reports to EPA

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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection submitted the Draft CSO Facility Site Recommendation Reports to the EPA last week, for the RH-034 (head-end of the Gowanus Canal) and OH-007 (mid-Canal) sewer outfall retention tanks.  The reports explain the DEP’s site recommendations in detail. You can view PDF copies of the reports by clicking… Read more »