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 »

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 Requesting that EPA Conduct a Revised Assessment of Contamination at the Citizens MGP Site

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At its September 28, 2021 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution requesting that EPA conduct a new assessment of chemical contamination at the Citizens MGP site bordering the Gowanus Canal. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:In accordance with Section 105(d) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act,… Read more »

Minutes of the August 4, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met via Zoom conference on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. CAG Members present: Nathan ElbogenKatia KellyLouis KleinmanHildegaard LinkSteve MarcusRita MillerAmy MotznyAndrea ParkerPeter ReichBrad VogelSue WolfeMaryann Young Guests: Jack RiccobonoMac ThayerTerri Thomson (National Grid) Item 1 Mac Thayer gives a presentation on Gowanuslands. Gowanuslands founded in May 2020 … 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 »

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 »