Minutes of the September 24, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG General MeetingTuesday, September 24, 2019Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35.  Minutes from June approved.  Project Updates Christos Tsiamis, EPA Remedial Project Manager for the Gowanus Canal cleanup, presented the EPA updates.  EPA has the “no fishing” signs ready, thanks to… Read more »

NYC Department of Environmental Protection Response to EPA’s Rejection of CSO Retention Tunnel Proposal

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On October 3, 2019, New York City Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Vincent Sapienza responded in writing to US Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez regarding EPA’s rejection of the city’s proposal to build a tunnel to capture combined sewer overflow rather than the tanks proscribed by the EPA. The EPA has ultimate… 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 June 25, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG General MeetingTuesday, June 25, 2019Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35.  A few things to plan for moving forward, along with a couple committee reports, and an update from the EPA. Project Updates Brian Carr, EPA, presented the updates. Things are… Read more »

Minutes of the May 28, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG General MeetingTuesday, May 28, 2019Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: CAG Facilitator Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35.  There are two upcoming community meetings of interest: the EPA Superfund Town Hall, sponsored by the CAG with Congresswoman Velazquez on May 29, and the Citizens MGP site… 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 »