Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting: Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.

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Please join us for our October General Meeting, on Tuesday, October 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, in Carroll Gardens. All of our meetings are open to the public. Please join us for our first General Meeting of the fall, on Tuesday,… Read more »

Minutes of the October 17, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Outreach Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Outreach Committee met on Thursday, October 17, at 8:30 a.m., in the offices of the Fifth Avenue Committee, at 621 Degraw Street. CAG Attendees: Sabine Aronowsky, Christine Petro, Eric McClure, Jessica Roff Review of last month’s meeting notes and action items, and of the September general meeting. Christine has requested a… Read more »

Location change for tonight’s Archaeology and Water Quality Committee meetings

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Please note that the location for tonight’s Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Archaeology and Water Quality/Technical Committee meetings has changed. The meetings will be held at 434 Smith Street [map], at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m., respectively. There is a small gate at the entrance to 434 Smith Street, and Terri Thompson from National Grid will… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Flushing Tunnel to be shut down beginning Oct. 1 for 10 to 12 weeks

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EPA Region 2’s Gowanus Superfund cleanup Senior Project Manager, Christos Tsiamis, sent along the following notification yesterday: “…NYC DEP will be shutting down the Flushing Tunnel for 10-12 weeks starting next Tuesday October 1st in order to perform the modifications to the Flushing Tunnel Discharge Chamber to address the foaming issues at the Flushing Tunnel outlet.”… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Petition to NYS DEC on Water Reclassification of the Gowanus Canal

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At its September 24, 2019 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution empowering the CAG to formally submit a petition to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation requesting that the Gowanus Canal be reclassified from Class-SD to Class-I. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved, that the EPA Gowanus… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Calling for Compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act

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At its September 24, 2019 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution calling on the EPA to finalize a Programmatic Agreement or Memorandum of Agreement covering the Gowanus Superfund site pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The resolution, addressed to the EPA, Gowanus Canal Superfund Potentially… Read more »

EPA Rejects NYC Proposal to Construct a CSO Retention Tunnel in place of Retention Tanks

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it had rejected a proposal by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to substitute a combined sewer overflow (CSO) tunnel for the two CSO retention tanks prescribed in the EPA’s Record of Decision for the Gowanus Canal Superfund cleanup. In a letter dated… Read more »

Minutes of the September 19, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Outreach Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Outreach Committee met on Thursday, September 19, at 8:30 a.m., in the offices of the Fifth Avenue Committee, at 621 Degraw Street. CAG Attendees: Sabine Aronowsky, Christine Petro, Eric McClure Follow up from May 29, 2019 Superfund Town Hall Need to incorporate new sign-in email addresses with our existing mailing list…. Read more »

Minutes of the April 18, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Outreach Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Outreach Committee met on Thursday, April 18, at 9:00 a.m., in the offices of the Fifth Avenue Committee, at 621 Degraw Street. CAG Members Present Sabine Aronowsky, Eric McClure Finalize details of the Gowanus Superfund Town Hall May 29, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Congresswoman Velazquez is available. Confirm with EPA… Read more »