Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting: Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 p.m.

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Please join us for our February General Meeting, on Tuesday, February 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 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. The meeting will feature a detailed update from the EPA on the plans… Read more »

EPA Issues Administrative Order Requiring Start of Gowanus Canal Superfund Site Cleanup

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it is issuing an administrative order requiring the start of the Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus Canal. The EPA cited the order as a major milestone in the cleanup of the site. It covers the cleanup of roughly the upper third of the canal, designated as… Read more »

Minutes of the January 6, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Water Quality/Technical Committee

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Proposed Agenda:  NYS Superfund Cleanup Work at MGP’s Reclassification Petition UPDATEWaiting on letter of support to submit Jan 8 NYS DEC hearing on reclassification standards;  open public comment period through Jan 13 Army Corp Presentation to CAG – coordination update Committee Administrative updates – attendance, procedures for 2020 Attendees: Marlene DonnellyPeter ReichDiane BuxbaumKatia KellyEymund DiegelTerri ThomsonLouis… Read more »

Minutes of the May 28, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG General MeetingTuesday, May 28, 2019Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: CAG Facilitator Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35.  There are two upcoming community meetings of interest: the EPA Superfund Town Hall, sponsored by the CAG with Congresswoman Velazquez on May 29, and the Citizens MGP site… Read more »

NYSDEC Announces Start of Cleanup of former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant; Public Open House Scheduled for June 13 at 7 p.m.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation last week announced that cleanup of the former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant site at Smith Street and 5th Street, also known as Public Place, will begin in June. The project should be completed in less than two years, with work being performed by contractors on behalf of… Read more »

Dredged material from Gowanus Canal 4th Street Basin: lots of junk, some artifacts

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Recent dredging of the Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Turning Basin, where contractors are conducting pilot work to test the efficacy of methods for cleaning and capping before rolling out the effort to the rest of the canal, have turned up a lot of junk, especially old tires. But not everything being removed from the canal’s… Read more »

Minutes of the October 24, 2017 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35. The September meeting summary was approved with no revisions.   Project Updates (Christos Tsiamis, EPA Remedial Project Manager) EPA has started prep work on the pilot study, which will start… Read more »

Minutes of the September 26, 2017 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35 p.m. The August meeting summary was approved with no revisions. The Gowanus Town Hall with Nydia Velázquez was tentatively re-scheduled for 11/16. Project Updates (Christos Tsiamis, EPA Remedial Project Manager)… Read more »

Dredging and Capping Pilot Study underway in Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Basin

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Earlier this month, contractors working for the Environmental Protection Agency began work on a dredging and capping pilot study in the Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Turning Basin. The process involves installation of steel sheeting in front of existing bulkheads, followed by dredging of contaminated sediment from the canal, before the installation of a multi-layered protective… Read more »