Gowanus CAG Committee Meetings This Week

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Archaeology & Historic Preservation Committee Monday, May 3rd, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Via GoToMeeting Join GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/905710965 Access Code: 905-710-965 To dial in by phone: +1 (872) 240-3412 Water Quality/Technical Committee Monday, May 3rd, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Via Zoom Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82735055473?pwd=d1gyZm80TjVJMGxEU01IdWpGRkNndz09 Meeting ID: 827 3505 5473Passcode: 670004 Dial by your location:+1 646 558 8656… Read more »

Archaeological Review of Material Dredged from the Gowanus Canal

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In accordance with the Level 1 Archaeological Monitoring protocol outlined in the Cultural Resource Monitoring Plan for the Gowanus Canal Superfund cleanup, materials dredged from the canal are examined for possible archaeological and cultural significance. These include not only larger objects, but also dredged soft sediments that are placed directly into scows, floated by barge… Read more »

Remembering Linda Mariano

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Linda Mariano, a founding member of both the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group and local advocacy organization Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus (F.R.O.G.G.), passed away on Thursday, April 1st, according to a report by fellow CAG member Katia Kelly on her news blog, Pardon Me for Asking. Linda was a passionate advocate for Gowanus,… Read more »

EPA Issues Administrative Order Requiring New York City to Construct Sewage Retention Tanks for Gowanus Canal Superfund Site Cleanup

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday issued an administrative order compelling the City of New York to construct two sewage retention tanks to control discharges into the Gowanus Canal. The move follows previous orders issued in 2014 and 2016 that mandated that the city find locations for, and design the tanks, respectively. The new order… Read more »

EPA Concludes Assessment of Sinking of Barge Containing Gowanus Canal Sediment

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EPA Region 2 Community Involvement Coordinator Natalie Loney provided the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group today with the following report regarding conclusion of the investigation into the sinking of a barge containing dredged sediment from the Gowanus Canal in Gowanus Bay on January 25th: “EPA has concluded its assessment of the incident that caused a… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Requesting EPA’s Assistance in Requiring NYSDEC and NYCDEP to Change the Water Classification of the Gowanus Canal

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At its January 26, 2021 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution requesting EPA’s direct assistance in requiring the NYSDEC and NYCDEP to alter the water classification of the Gowanus Canal. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:The CAG formally requests EPA’s direct assistance in requiring the NYSDEC and NYCDEP to… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Supporting EPA’s Position on NYC’s Request to Extend Deadlines for Construction of CSO Tanks

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At its January 26, 2021 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution supporting EPA’s response to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s letter requesting extended deadlines for construction of CSO retention tanks. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) strongly supports the position… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Regarding Support for EPA Gowanus Superfund Team

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At its January 26, 2021 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution expressing support for the EPA Region 2 team tasked with leading the Gowanus Canal Superfund cleanup. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) strongly supports Walter Mugdan and his Superfund Cleanup Team, Christos… Read more »

Missed our January General Meeting? You can view video of all our recent meetings on our Vimeo page.

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If you weren’t able to make time for our January general meeting, you can view the video recording of the meeting – as well as recordings of our April, May, July, September, October, and December meetings – on our Vimeo page. Just visit vimeo.com/showcase/gowanuscag and click on any of the videos to view the recording… Read more »

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 »