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 February 26, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35. Because of the Federal government shutdown, we did not get to conduct our January year in review, so we have put that on tonight’s agenda. Project Updates: EPA Christos Tsiamis,… Read more »

Minutes of the January 22, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Katia Kelly and Brad Vogel opened the meeting at 6:35 p.m. Project Updates: Kevin Clarke, New York City Department of Environmental Protection NYC Department of Environmental Protection: Presentation on Gowanus CSO Storage Tunnel Alternative to Proposed Gowanus CSO… Read more »

Minutes of the November 27, 2018 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35 p.m. October meeting summary was approved. September summary still awaiting revisions from Marlene. Project Updates Christos Tsiamis, EPA Gowanus Canal Project Manager, presented the updates. Happy to be here… Read more »

NYC DEP Presentation on Combined Sewer Overflow Storage Tunnels

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On January 22, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection presented an overview of the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) storage tunnel the agency is proposing as an alternative to the Gowanus Canal CSO storage tanks that the city agreed to construct in a consent agreement reached with the US Environmental Protection Agency in 2016…. Read more »

Full Video of EPA Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez’s meeting with the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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EPA Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez and his team met with the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group on November 27, 2018, to discuss a number of issues pertaining to the Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus Canal, including updates on the progress of the project, New York City’s proposal to build a storage tunnel rather than… Read more »

New York City releases final NYC Stormwater Management Program Plan

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Earlier today, the City of New York submitted the final version of its NYC Stormwater Management Program Plan to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Plan is intended to guide the continued improvement of the health of New York Harbor. The Plan is the City’s first comprehensive effort to reduce pollution in… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Preservation of Water Supply Distribution Building at 234 Butler Street

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At its March 27, 2018 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution seeking the preservation of the Water Supply Distribution Building at 234 Nevins Street, which occupies a portion of the site potentially slated for construction of large combined-sewer-overflow retention tank. The resolution, addressed to Christos Tsiamis, Senior Project Manager,… Read more »

Minutes of the November 28, 2017 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35. The October meeting summary was approved with no revisions. Townhall Meeting Recap The town hall was long in planning with Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez’s office. For those on the CAG… Read more »