Officials say a cement barrier keeps swimmers apart from the toxic coal tar underneath the pool. But experts note that cement can deteriorate.
After decades of contamination made the Gowanus Canal synonymous with pollution, the EPA has released plans that envision a clear waterway by the end of this decade.
The plans for the Gowanus Canal had become as stagnant in recent years as the canal’s famously contaminated water.
By Lenore Cho and Sudip P. Mukherjee The federal Environmental Protection Agency put the Gowanus Canal on its list of Superfund sites on Tuesday. The 1.8-mile canal in the midst of Brooklyn has been contaminated by heavy industry over the last century. Now the feds are stepping in for the big clean-up. The decision is […]