June 25, 2024 Update from EPA Region 2 on the Status of Work In and Around the Gowanus Canal

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In-Canal Update Supplemental dredging near the flushing tunnel to remove recently deposited debris is ongoing Work began on May 9th Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of July which will allow for reactivation of the Flushing Tunnel NAPL was discovered in the Flushing Tunnel, but the source is uncertain The Trust is… Read more »

Archaeological Review of Material Dredged from the Gowanus Canal

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In accordance with the Level 1 Archaeological Monitoring protocol outlined in the Cultural Resource Monitoring Plan for the Gowanus Canal Superfund cleanup, materials dredged from the canal are examined for possible archaeological and cultural significance. These include not only larger objects, but also dredged soft sediments that are placed directly into scows, floated by barge… Read more »

EPA Concludes Assessment of Sinking of Barge Containing Gowanus Canal Sediment

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EPA Region 2 Community Involvement Coordinator Natalie Loney provided the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group today with the following report regarding conclusion of the investigation into the sinking of a barge containing dredged sediment from the Gowanus Canal in Gowanus Bay on January 25th: “EPA has concluded its assessment of the incident that caused a… Read more »

EPA Begins Historic Full-Scale Dredging of Gowanus Canal Superfund Site

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EPA Region 2 issued the following press release yesterday in conjunction with the start of dredging of the Gowanus Canal. NEW YORK – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, New York State Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, New York City Councilmember Brad Lander, members of the Gowanus Canal Community… Read more »

First Day of Dredging of Gowanus Canal Remedial Target Area 1

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Contractors working on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency are expected to begin dredging Remedial Target Area 1 (RTA1), the upper portion of the Gowanus Canal, on Monday, November 16th, marking the start of the Superfund cleanup of the canal. Check back here for more information prior to the 16th.

Gowanus Canal Dredging to Begin Monday, November 16

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin dredging operations in the main channel of the Gowanus Canal north of the 3rd Street Bridge on November 16, 2020. Dredging will begin just south of the Carroll Street bridge and will continue between the Carroll and Union Street bridges, followed by dredging north of the Union Street… Read more »

EPA Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez to Mark Completion of 4th Street Turning Basin Pilot Project

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Media advisory from the EPA: EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez will be at the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, New York, one of the nation’s most seriously contaminated bodies of water, on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with other dignitaries to discuss the progress of the dredging and capping pilot project. The… Read more »