Missed our March 2024 General Meeting? You can review video of all our recent meetings on our Vimeo page.

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If you were unable to join us on Zoom for our March 2024 general meeting, you can view the video recording of the meeting – as well as recordings of all of our general meetings since April, 2020 – on our Vimeo page. Just visit vimeo.com/showcase/gowanuscag and click on any of the videos to view the recording… Read more »

U.S. EPA Inspector General’s Report on the Audit of Gowanus Canal CSO Tanks

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The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week issued its report on an audit it conducted of the timing of the construction of the combined sewer overflow (CSO) tanks required by the EPA as part of the Gowanus Canal Superfund remedy. The OIG undertook the audit… Read more »

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

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Please join us for our March 2024 General Meeting, on Tuesday, March 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., conducted via Zoom video conference. In order to join the meeting, you must pre-register, here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vf–opz4qHtdZCUy7nBW7whc8rzkPBxPT DRAFT AGENDA (all times are approximate) 6:30 – 6:45 p.m.: Welcome and CAG Member Introductions 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.: EPA Updates… Read more »

Minutes of the March 14, 2023 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Administrative Committee

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The Admin Committee met via zoom on March 14th to review two new applications for membership in the CAG. The applicants are Daniel Pecoraro and Donald Minerva. The Admin Committee voted unanimously to send Daniel Pecoraro’s application forward so that he can be interviewed by the full CAG at a general meeting. The Admin Committee also decided to contact Donald Minerva to… Read more »

Trustees Release Draft Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan for Gowanus Canal Superfund Site

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Public Comment Period Runs Until April 15, 2024 The Gowanus Canal Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council, comprised of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and the United States Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), have released the draft Natural Resource Damage… Read more »

Update on the Status of Gowanus Canal Superfund Cleanup

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USEPA Region 2 provided us with the following update on the status of the Gowanus Canal Superfund cleanup on February 27 (edited slightly for elucidation). In-Canal Work Remedial Target Area (RTA) 1 (Top of the canal to 3rd Street) The Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) are currently laying down the armor mat layer in the canal…. Read more »

USEPA Region 2 Response to Gowanus Canal CAG’s October 2023 Resolution Concerning Access to Parcel 4 of the former Citizens MGP Site

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On January 23, 2024, Pat Evangelista, Director of EPA Region 2’s Superfund and Emergency Management Division, sent the letter posted below in response to a resolution passed by the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group at its October 24, 2023 general meeting, which asked the EPA to assume responsibility for remediating the entirety of the former… Read more »

Minutes of the February 1, 2024 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Administrative Committee

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The Admin committee met briefly via zoom on February 1st to review Erica Eliason’s CAG application. It was agreed that her application should be forwarded to the full CAG for an interview and vote. Joan Salome-Rodriguez, Rita Miller and Katia Kelly attended the meeting and quorum was achieved. (Louis Kleinman joined briefly at the beginning of the… Read more »

Community Forum on the Gowanus Brownfields Cleanup, Thursday, January 25, 6 p.m.

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Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, in partnership with the offices of Representative Dan Goldman, Senator Andrew Gounardes, and Council Member Shahana Hanif, will host a community forum with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), New York State Department of Health (DOH), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the ongoing Brownfields Project…. Read more »