EPA Unveils Cleanup Plan for Gowanus Canal


    Yesterday, the EPA revealed its plan for the Gowanus Canal: Dredge it, scrape up the toxic sludge, and bind the goo with sand or concrete. In addition, the plan calls for diverting raw sewage into overflow tanks until the City’s water treatment plants can handle it. The price tag is estimated at $467 million to $504 million, with cleanup completed in 2020. The public review process starts now: Two public meetings are set for Jan. 23 and 24; public and written comments will be accepted through March 28.
    A Price Tag for the Gowanus Cleanup [NY Times]
    EPA Looks to Spend $500M Cleaning up Gowanus Canal [NY Post]
    EPA to Release Plan for Gowanus Cleanup [Brownstoner]
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