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 »

Minutes of the May 22, 2018 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:40. The March meeting summary was approved with no revisions. The April meeting summary was approved with no revisions. Project Updates Christos Tsiamis, Remedial Project Manager for EPA, presented the… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting: Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.

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Please join us for our next General Meeting, on Tuesday, June 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, in Carroll Gardens. All of our meetings are open to the public. DRAFT AGENDA  (all times are approximate) 6:30 – 6:45 PM: Welcome and Introductions   Introductions 6:45… Read more »

Dredged material from Gowanus Canal 4th Street Basin: lots of junk, some artifacts

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Recent dredging of the Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Turning Basin, where contractors are conducting pilot work to test the efficacy of methods for cleaning and capping before rolling out the effort to the rest of the canal, have turned up a lot of junk, especially old tires. But not everything being removed from the canal’s… Read more »

Dredging and Capping Pilot Study underway in Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Basin

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Earlier this month, contractors working for the Environmental Protection Agency began work on a dredging and capping pilot study in the Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Turning Basin. The process involves installation of steel sheeting in front of existing bulkheads, followed by dredging of contaminated sediment from the canal, before the installation of a multi-layered protective… Read more »