EPA Region 2 Administrator Supports CAG-Proposed Community Visioning Process for North End of Gowanus Canal

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In a letter to City Council Member Stephen Levin dated April 19, EPA Region 2 Administrator Peter Lopez expressed support for a community visioning process focused on the future of the area surrounding the northern end of the Gowanus Canal, an idea initiated by the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) in a resolution passed… Read more »

Con Edison Third Avenue Yard to be remediated under State Brownfield Cleanup Program; NYSDEC accepting comments through September 8th

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced recently that the Con Edison Third Avenue Yard will be remediated under the State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program. NYSDEC will accept public comments on the draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan through September 8, 2017. The Third Avenue Yard is a nearly seven-acre site bounded to the north… Read more »

Minutes of the March 28, 2017 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:30 PM. The February meeting summary was approved with no revisions. Project Updates (Christos Tsiamis, EPA Project Manager) Fourth Street Basin – Last fall’s pilot involved debris removal, as part of… Read more »

NYSDEC Announces Start of Remediation Work at Gowanus Canal Northside Brownfield Site

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is beginning remediation of the Gowanus Canal Northside site (also known as the Bayside Fuel Oil Depot) under New York State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program. Work will include dismantling and removing oil storage tanks, piping and associated shallow contaminated soil for disposal off-site, in preparation of a full Remedial Investigation. Based… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Oversight of the Fulton Municipal Works Brownfield Site

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2015 General Meeting: On Friday, April 3, 2015, the NYSDEC announced the release of a Proposed Remediation Action Plan (PRAP) addressing Contamination at the Fulton Municipal Works Site adjacent to the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. On Thursday, April 16, the DEC held a public… Read more »

NYSDEC Issues Record of Decision for K-Fulton Works MGP Site Cleanup

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the K-Fulton Works site (NYSDEC site #224051), principally bordering the eastern edge of the head of the Gowanus Canal.  The ROD describes the remedy selected to address contamination on the site of the former manufactured-gas plant (MGP). According to NYSDEC, the… Read more »

NYS DEC Extends Comment Period for Fulton MGP Site Proposed Remedy to June 2

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From a NYS DEC press release, issued today: The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today extended the public comment period on a Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) to clean up contamination at the former Fulton Municipal Works site, adjacent to the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, by 30 days. Comments will be accepted through June… Read more »

NYS DEC Releases Proposed Cleanup Plan for Fulton MGP Site

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Public Meeting Scheduled for April 16; Comments Accepted through May 3 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) to clean up contamination at the former Fulton Municipal Works site, adjacent to Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. DEC will also host a public meeting on the proposed cleanup of… Read more »