Mar 2, 2010

Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn Is Given Superfund Status

From the New York Times: The federal Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that it was designating the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn a contaminated Superfund site, paving the way for a cleanup of the decades of pollution there.
The decision comes as a blow to the Bloomberg administration, which had proposed a cleanup that would avoid such a designation. The city argued that the designation could set off legal battles with polluters, defer completion of a cleanup and torpedo construction by developers deterred by the stigma of a Superfund label.

The E.P.A. estimated that the federal cleanup would last 10 to 12 years and cost $300 million to $500 million. Read the rest of this click here

1 comment:

Rockaway Vivian said...

Great news about the cleanup, and thanks for posting it, Andy. If you read the coverage at Wall Street, it says a canoe club (Gowanus Dredgers?) was to have had a new clubhouse built as part of the Toll Brothers development. Too bad that got axed.
Rockaway Vivian