In light of the second Gowanus Canal swim this year by clean-water activist Christopher Swain, we thought we’d reiterate that the first resolution passed by the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group, way back in March 2012, was a call to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) and the New York State Department of… Read more »
Committee: Water Quality & Technical
The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2013 General Meeting, in regard to the Water Quality/Technical Committee’s comment on the EPA’s Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the Gowanus Canal: As the Proposed Plan establishes methods for removal of contaminated sediments for the entire width and length of the canal,… Read more »
The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its March, 2012 General Meeting: The Gowanus Superfund Community Advisory Group hereby resolves that the water of the Gowanus Canal be reclassified from its current industrial standard, which is designated Class-SD. Class-SD only mandates a minimal level of dissolved oxygen be maintained in the… Read more »
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 »
Click on the image to read the full text of New York City’s letter to the EPA On June 23, 2014, the City of New York responded to the EPA in regard to the Unilateral Administrative Order for Remedial Design issued by the EPA to the City on May 28, 2014.
Click on the image to read the full text of the EPA’s letter to New York City On May 27, 2014, the EPA sent a letter to New York City warning that it may be compelled to order the City to perform certain Remedial Design actions if negotiations do not move forward to the EPA’s… Read more »
CAG Responds to NYS Department of Health’s Draft Public Health Assessment On February 1, 2014, the New York State Department of Health released its Public Health Assessment for the Gowanus Canal. At the March 25th CAG meeting, the DOH presented their findings to the CAG and responded to questions about the draft report. The CAG… Read more »