EPA Begins Removing Debris from Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Basin

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Contractors working for the Environmental Protection Agency today began the process of removing debris from the Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Turning Basin, a necessary first step to facilitate the dredging of toxic materials from the canal bed. The work being performed in the 4th Street Basin, a pilot project that will eventually be replicated throughout… Read more »

EPA to Begin Removing Debris from Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Basin This Week

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The Environmental Protection Agency will begin a pilot project to remove debris from the Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Basin on or about Monday, October 24. The work is expected to last three to four weeks. Debris removal is a precursor to the dredging of contaminated materials, and is necessary to maximize the efficacy of the… Read more »

Minutes of the June 28, 2016 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Introductions and CAG Updates May minutes are approved EPA Updates Preliminary Design for the First Street Basin The 475 foot long 1st Street Basin is currently filled (used to be next to the Power House, across from the… Read more »

Minutes of the May 24, 2016 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street   Introductions and CAG Updates Salvatore Basile (alternate for Gowanus Alliance moving forward) Also present: Eastern Effects, 280 Nevins Street, Parsons Engineering, Geosyntec, National Grid, NYCHA Residents Committee, Mayor’s Office of Television and Film, Dan Wiley… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal CAG General Meeting: Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 p.m.

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Please join us for our June General Meeting, on Tuesday, June 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 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. Draft Agenda (all times are approximate) 5:45 PM: Facilitation Team Pre-Meeting 6:30 – 6:45 PM: Introductions and CAG Updates … Read more »

EPA Announces Finalized Agreement with New York City on Gowanus Canal CSO Retention Tank Siting and Design

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The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday announced that it had finalized an agreement with New York City for the siting and design of an 8,000,000-gallon retention tank at the head end of the Gowanus Canal, intended to significantly reduce the flow of untreated waste water into the canal during combined sewer overflow events. The EPA’s full… Read more »

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 »

EPA Presentation on Proposed Settlement Agreement for Siting, Design and Site Prep for RH-034 CSO Retention Tank

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Did you miss the EPA’s public meeting on April 25 at which they presented the proposed settlement agreement with New York City for the siting of an 8-million-gallon CSO retention tank at the head end of the Gowanus Canal? If so, you can view the EPA’s presentation here. You can also watch a video of the entire… Read more »

Video of April 25, 2016 EPA Hearing on Draft Settlement Agreement with NYC on CSO Retention-Tank Siting

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Did you miss the April 25 EPA hearing on the draft settlement agreement with New York City for siting of the CSO retention tank at the head of the Gowanus Canal? You can watch the entirety of the EPA’s presentation, and comments made in response to it by members of the public, below. The video is… Read more »

Minutes of the March 29, 2016 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, Carroll Gardens Introductions and CAG Updates It was noted that 21 full and alternate members were present at the start of the meeting representing a quorum. A 4/5 majority of those present is necessary to pass… Read more »