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Cleaning Up the Gowanus Canal

Now that the EPA is formally planning a cleanup of the Gowanus canal, officials overseeing the project discussed plans which include getting responsible companies to finance the work, and the digging 450-foot wells to find out just how polluted it is.

Gowanus: The Background

by Matthew Huisman The Environmental Protection Agency now has the legal authority to go after The City of New York and eight other polluters who for decades contributed to contamination of the Gowanus Canal. The EPA was granted the power after labeling the 1.8-mile canal that divides Red Hook and South Brooklyn from Park Slope […]