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 »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Asks EPA to Include Former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant Site within Purview of Gowanus Superfund Cleanup

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At its October 24, 2023 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, initiated by the Land Use Committee, asking U.S. EPA Region 2 to assume responsibility for remediating the entirety of the former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant site under the auspices of the Gowanus Superfund cleanup, due to the ongoing… Read more »

NYS DEC Public Availability Session, Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has scheduled a community availability session on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at PS 372, 512 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, at which it will discuss the community-wide investigation and cleanup activities planned for Brownfield sites in the Gowanus area. You can… Read more »

NYS DEC Community Update, September 2023

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a new community update regarding Brownfield and State Superfund cleanup activities around the Gowanus Canal. The update includes information on a public availability session that NYS DEC and the NYS Department of Health will hold on the evening of October 3rd, and details on plans… Read more »

EPA Appoints Three New Remedial Project Managers to Supervise Gowanus Canal Superfund Cleanup

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Following the retirement of long-time Gowanus Canal Remedial Project Manager Christos Tsiamis in June, EPA Region 2 has announced the appointment of three individuals to succeed him in supervising the Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus Canal. Victoria Sacks, Mark Granger, and Tom Mongelli, all experienced hands at EPA, will jointly oversee the Canal’s ongoing remediation…. Read more »

NYSDEC Fact Sheet and Public Comment Period for Third Street Gowanus Site (125 Third Street)

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has published a fact sheet and opened a public comment period for the proposed remediation of the site known as 125 Third Street in Gowanus. NYSDEC states that, based on the findings of its investigation in consultation with the New York State Department of Health, it… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Superfund Remedial Project Manager Christos Tsiamis Announces He’s Leaving EPA

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Christos Tsiamis, who as Remedial Project Manager for the Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus Canal has been instrumental in the tremendous progress of the project to date, informed us today that we will be leaving EPA effective June 16th. Tsiamis has led the engineering of the cleanup effort since the Canal was first designated a… Read more »

NYSDEC Program Update for Gowanus Canal-Area Brownfield Sites, Thursday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will hold a “Public Availability Session” on Thursday, April 20, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in order to provide an update on the status of investigation and cleanup work at Gowanus Canal-area brownfield and State Superfund sites. The meeting will be held at P.S. 372, The… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Demanding Construction Oversight and Communication

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At its December 27, 2022 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, initiated by the Land Use Committee, demanding that the New York City Department of Buildings, New York City Office of Environmental Remediation, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, New York City Department of City Planning, New York… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Superfund Cleanup Community Update #4

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Contractors working under the supervision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expect to complete the dredging of the northern portion of the Gowanus Canal by the end of 2022, in preparation for installation of a multi-layered protective cap over the canal bottom. Read about this work, and other news, in the EPA’s Community Update… Read more »