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 »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting

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Please join us for our February General Meeting, on Tuesday, February 25, 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. The meeting will feature a detailed update from the EPA on the plans… Read more »

EPA Issues Administrative Order Requiring Start of Gowanus Canal Superfund Site Cleanup

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it is issuing an administrative order requiring the start of the Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus Canal. The EPA cited the order as a major milestone in the cleanup of the site. It covers the cleanup of roughly the upper third of the canal, designated as… Read more »