NYC DEP Submits Draft CSO Facility Site Recommendation Reports to EPA

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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection submitted the Draft CSO Facility Site Recommendation Reports to the EPA last week, for the RH-034 (head-end of the Gowanus Canal) and OH-007 (mid-Canal) sewer outfall retention tanks.  The reports explain the DEP’s site recommendations in detail. You can view PDF copies of the reports by clicking… Read more »

NYC DEP Reveals Proposed Sites for Gowanus Canal CSO Retention Tanks

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New York City Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver revealed the proposed sites for two large retention tanks intended to reduce combined sewer overflows into the Gowanus Canal at the June meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group this past Tuesday evening. The tanks, a remedy ordered… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Holds June Meeting Tonight

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group holds its monthly meeting tonight, June 30th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mark Star of the Sea Senior Apartments at 41 1st Street in Carroll Gardens. The agenda is as follows: 6:30 – 6:45 PM: Introductions and Updates Introductions Project Updates (EPA) 6:45 – 8:00 PM: Conversation with NYCDEP… Read more »

NYC DEP Presentation on the CSO Long-Term Control Plan for the Gowanus Canal

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On May 14th, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection held a second public meeting on the Gowanus Canal Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan, at P.S. 32 in Carroll Gardens. You can download a copy of NYC DEP’s presentation here. The presentation included updates on completed and planned city investments in water-quality improvements,… Read more »

Flooding and Sewer Backup Survey

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In conjunction with a ‘City Speaks’ forum on flooding and sewer backups that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is hosting with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection on March 11th, his office is fielding a survey for Brooklyn residents who’ve experience such events.  You can email completed surveys to programs@brooklynbp.nyc.gov or fax them to (718)… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Demands that New York City Cooperate with Superfund Cleanup Plans

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group, at its meeting of June 24, 2014, passed the following resolution: The Gowanus CAG, established by the EPA, which represents a cross section of residents, businesses and civic organizations in and around the Gowanus Canal corridor, demand that New York City as one of the Responsible Parties, as defined… Read more »