Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting: Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. (LOCATION CHANGE)

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Please join us for our final General Meeting of 2019, on Tuesday, December 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, #E300, in Gowanus (please note this is a change from our regular meeting place). All of our meetings are open to the public. DRAFT AGENDA (all… Read more »

Minutes of the September 24, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG General MeetingTuesday, September 24, 2019Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35.  Minutes from June approved.  Project Updates Christos Tsiamis, EPA Remedial Project Manager for the Gowanus Canal cleanup, presented the EPA updates.  EPA has the “no fishing” signs ready, thanks to… Read more »

NYC Department of Environmental Protection Response to EPA’s Rejection of CSO Retention Tunnel Proposal

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On October 3, 2019, New York City Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Vincent Sapienza responded in writing to US Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez regarding EPA’s rejection of the city’s proposal to build a tunnel to capture combined sewer overflow rather than the tanks proscribed by the EPA. The EPA has ultimate… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting: Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.

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Please join us for our October General Meeting, on Tuesday, October 22, 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. Please join us for our first General Meeting of the fall, on Tuesday,… Read more »

EPA Rejects NYC Proposal to Construct a CSO Retention Tunnel in place of Retention Tanks

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it had rejected a proposal by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to substitute a combined sewer overflow (CSO) tunnel for the two CSO retention tanks prescribed in the EPA’s Record of Decision for the Gowanus Canal Superfund cleanup. In a letter dated… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting: Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.

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We’re back! Please join us for our first General Meeting of the fall, on Tuesday, September 24, 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 –… Read more »

Minutes of the June 25, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG General MeetingTuesday, June 25, 2019Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35.  A few things to plan for moving forward, along with a couple committee reports, and an update from the EPA. Project Updates Brian Carr, EPA, presented the updates. Things are… Read more »

Minutes of the May 28, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG General MeetingTuesday, May 28, 2019Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: CAG Facilitator Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35.  There are two upcoming community meetings of interest: the EPA Superfund Town Hall, sponsored by the CAG with Congresswoman Velazquez on May 29, and the Citizens MGP site… Read more »

Gowanus Superfund Town Hall, Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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The Gowanus Canal was designated a federal Superfund site in 2010, initiating a complex, multi-year clean-up of more than a century’s worth of toxins and other contaminants. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed a successful pilot dredging and capping of the 4th Street turning basin, and is now turning its sights on the… Read more »