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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Residents of Carroll Gardens debate the fate of the Gowanus Canal, which the EPA may name as a Superfund site soon.
The Gowanus Canal: A Superfund Site?