NYS DEC Invites Public Comment About Proposal to Address Contamination at Brownfield Site on Huntington Street, Brooklyn

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The public is invited to comment on a proposed remedy being reviewed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), in consultation with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), to address contamination related to the 240 Huntington Street site (“site”) located at 240 Huntington Street, Brooklyn, NY. Based on the findings… Read more »

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Public Availability Session on former Fulton Manufactured Gas Site, Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will host a virtual public availability session on Wednesday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m., to discuss the remedy to address contamination related to Parcel III and a portion of Parcel IV of the Fulton Works Former MGP site located adjacent to Nevins Street between Degraw and Sackett… Read more »

EPA Response to Gowanus CAG Resolution Requesting a New Assessment of the Citizens MGP Site

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On November 3, 2021, US EPA Region 2 Superfund and Emergency Management Division Director Pat Evangelista responded to the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s resolution requesting a new site assessment of the former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant site for a Hazard Ranking System evaluation and its potential inclusion on the National Priorities List. The full… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Regarding Support for EPA Gowanus Superfund Team

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At its January 26, 2021 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution expressing support for the EPA Region 2 team tasked with leading the Gowanus Canal Superfund cleanup. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) strongly supports Walter Mugdan and his Superfund Cleanup Team, Christos… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Regarding Changes to the Planned Remediation of Public Place

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At its December 1, 2020 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution asking EPA to review and comment on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s planned changes to the remediation of Public Place. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:Due to the recent announcement by the NYSDEC of changes… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting, Tuesday, July 28, 6:30 p.m., via Zoom

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Please join us for our monthly General Meeting via Zoom. Advance registration is required for non-CAG members, here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oce-urDgrG9eYUH4-nnSs92NU2PexZsZM DRAFT AGENDA  (all times are approximate) 6:30 – 6:40 PM: Welcome and Introductions 6:40 – 7:00 PM: USEPA Updates 7:00 – 7:50 PM: Update of Public Place/Citizens Former MGP Site NYDEC and NYDOH 7:50 – 8:10 PM:… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Calling for Compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act

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At its September 24, 2019 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution calling on the EPA to finalize a Programmatic Agreement or Memorandum of Agreement covering the Gowanus Superfund site pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The resolution, addressed to the EPA, Gowanus Canal Superfund Potentially… 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 »

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 »