Statement/Update from EPA on Barge Incident in Gowanus Bay

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2 office issued the following statement today regarding the sinking of a barge filled with dredge sediment from the Gowanus Canal earlier this week in Gowanus Bay: EPA continues to investigate the incident that caused a barge containing material dredged from the Gowanus Canal, as part of the continuous… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting, Tuesday, January 26th, 6:30 p.m.

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Please join us for our monthly General Meeting, conducted via Zoom video conference, on Tuesday, January 26th, at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration is required for non-members of the CAG, here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcOuupjkqE92nLMTVD0k3oPcGXEAo2RqK DRAFT AGENDA (all times are approximate) 6:30 – 6:45 p.m.: Welcome and Introductions 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.: US EPA Project Updates and Q&A 7:30… Read more »

EPA Notifies Gowanus-Area Property Owners of Planned Plugging of Unpermitted Outfall Pipes

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The EPA has notified certain Gowanus-area property owners in a letter that contractors installing new bulkheads in preparation of dredging will be plugging unpermitted outfall pipes that discharge into the Gowanus Canal to prevent recontamination after the Superfund cleanup is complete. The undated letter, from EPA Assistant Regional Counsel Brian Carr to unnamed property owners,… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting, Tuesday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.

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Please join us for our monthly General Meeting, conducted via Zoom video conference. Advance registration is required for non-members of the CAG, here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvc-CsrDssHN0K1Q-vKNKFhWhXNcNnRsV3 DRAFT AGENDA  (all times are approximate) 6:30 – 6:45 PM: Welcome and Introductions 6:45 – 7:30 PM: US Environmental Protection Agency Project Updates and Q & A 7:30 – 8:15 PM: CAG… Read more »

EPA Begins Historic Full-Scale Dredging of Gowanus Canal Superfund Site

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EPA Region 2 issued the following press release yesterday in conjunction with the start of dredging of the Gowanus Canal. NEW YORK – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, New York State Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, New York City Councilmember Brad Lander, members of the Gowanus Canal Community… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Dredging to Begin Monday, November 16

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin dredging operations in the main channel of the Gowanus Canal north of the 3rd Street Bridge on November 16, 2020. Dredging will begin just south of the Carroll Street bridge and will continue between the Carroll and Union Street bridges, followed by dredging north of the Union Street… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting, Tuesday, October 27, 2020, via Zoom

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Please join us Tuesday evening via Zoom for our October General Meeting. Advance registration is required for non-CAG members, here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqc–hrjsrGNNSo5wwMIwIGzJhOPFu9DSJ DRAFT AGENDA  (all times are approximate) 6:30 – 6:45 PM: Welcome and Introductions 6:45 – 7:15 PM: US Environmental Protection Agency Updates and Q & A 7:15 – 7:45 PM: CAG Resolutions Calling for Archaeological… Read more »

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

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Please join us Tuesday evening via Zoom as we resume our regular schedule of monthly General Meetings. Advance registration is required for non-CAG members, here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vdeGoqj4sH9NjEMxH05jCPiAQHhp3HsR6 DRAFT AGENDA  (all times are approximate) 6:30 – 6:45 PM: Welcome and Introductions 6:45 – 7:15 PM: USEPA Updates and Q & A 7:15 – 7:45 PM: Proposed Resolution on… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting, Tuesday, July 28, 6:30 p.m., via Zoom

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Please join us for our monthly General Meeting via Zoom. Advance registration is required for non-CAG members, here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oce-urDgrG9eYUH4-nnSs92NU2PexZsZM DRAFT AGENDA  (all times are approximate) 6:30 – 6:40 PM: Welcome and Introductions 6:40 – 7:00 PM: USEPA Updates 7:00 – 7:50 PM: Update of Public Place/Citizens Former MGP Site NYDEC and NYDOH 7:50 – 8:10 PM:… Read more »